It’s not like the internal call comes from God and the external comes from man. No, God works through people in both cases.
To belong to a community is to be at its disposal, to have given over all you have to be used for whatever your community needs.
Nothing in seminary can quite get the young pastor completely ready for everything he will face in his first year.
Should I pause my expository preaching on holidays?
Not all church decline is bad.
Pastor, meditate on these texts to nourish your faithfulness and silence your anxiety.
Hopefully we will never need these guidelines, but our churches must be prepared for the worst case scenarios.
Every time I teach a church membership class, I try to answer these six questions guests and new members often have.
Spiritual Warfare and Pastoral Ministry
Praise God that it pleased him to work through ordinary men like Luther and Calvin to unleash afresh an extraordinary gospel to work in all its grace-driven power in my life and in the lives of countless millions of other believers and pastors through the century.
New pastors quickly find out that the church on the ground is different, messier, and more complicated than the church you envisioned in your head.
Ministry wives, you’re going to make mistakes, but the perfect and holy God provides his strength through my weaknesses, which far outweighs any pastor’s-wife-concocted perfection or friendship scheme that I can devise.
5 strategies for dealing with members who disrupt church unity.
When people visit a church they’re going to decide within the first 10 minutes whether or not they’ll ever come back.
Jesus’s glory will not fade. Spend your life glorifying him, not yourself.
Pastors must never tire of preaching Jesus. Pastors do not preach the words of men. They do not preach themselves. They do not preach their own wisdom or man-made techniques. They preach Christ and Him crucified.
Ministry is hospitality, and hospitality that is more than an event. It is simply the Christian way of life.
I wanted to help our older generation pass down these precious gems to the next generation. I also wanted the next generation to be able to take ownership of these hymns.