The awkward silence and uncomfortable feelings you have when trying to visit your folks in your church is not a justifiable reason to stop and neglect them.
A pastor should first come in, love them where they are, earn their trust, then break the news to them of their current state.
The church is not a platform to serve a pastor’s visionary ideals, social stature, or emotional well-being. The church is the blood-bought property of God. For a pastor to treat the people as his platform is an act of treasonous theft, stealing for himself that which Christ our great high priest has purchased at the cost of his own blood.
Pastors, I know your schedule is busy. But don’t forget to pray for your people this week.
In his sovereignty, Christ has turned the roadblocks of language, culture, geography, and sports into an avenue for the gospel. Here are some lessons we’ve learned while ministering in Louisiana.
No doubt, there are other questions that may need to be asked, but some of these helped me make this solemn decision.
Every church revitalizer must remember that new life comes about not by pushing all the right buttons, but by the grace of God.
Pastors who try to reap the dividends of authority without making the investment of credibility will quickly find themselves in a leadership deficit.
Consider the following seven reasons motivation for the pursuit of godliness and guides to praying for your own growth.