If a leader has all of the following seven traits, it is likely that leader will lead the congregation to greater health.
Don’t respond to opposition with that toxic blend of fear and anger. Respond with grace and truth.
We will probably never see another Billy Graham. We may never even see another ministry like his was.
When ethical and moral imperatives are proclaimed as sufficient, even abstracted from Jesus, the result is a crossless Christianity in which the central message becomes an exhortation to live according to God’s rules.
We must be willing to suffer, to give our all for Christ, to persevere until the end in order to obtain the final reward.
Every serious pastor labors under a heavy weight. This is not belly-aching or an embellishment, but rather this is the reality of being a pastor.
There’s never a “good” time to plant. You’ll always find valid, even logical reasons for putting it off.
Though his ministry took place in a distant place and time, Ichabod Spencer has helped me profoundly as both a pastor and an evangelist.
We need to be vigilant for the truth and to defend the faith. At the same time, we need to be careful about drawing lines too tightly.
If you can’t make time to meet God through the Bible and prayer now, it’s very unlikely you will when (if) life does slow down.
A wife’s fulfillment of her role will be one of the evidences of perseverance in the faith.
Our hearts determine how we respond to change because the heart is mission control center for human functioning.