For the Truth.
For the Church.
For the World.
For the Glory of God.

Thom Rainer

You will deal with gnats in pastoral ministry

You can either leave ministry because of them, or you can deal with them.

Beware of ‘preacher eater’ churches

A preacher eater church has a series of short-term pastors, and those departing pastors have few positive words to say about them.

Eight trends about church members on social media

On a few occasions, I have addressed the topic of church leaders on social media. I obviously have a fascination with this form of communication. Indeed, I see it as one of the great modern-day vehicles for good or harm. In this post, I address eight trends related to church members who use social media,…

Eight signs of fearful leadership

Over the past few years, I’ve heard the phrase “courageous leadership” used to describe the trait of those leaders who are making a difference today. Unfortunately, we also know many who are in leadership positions where that courage is not apparent. Indeed, they demonstrate leadership that is fearful. These leaders are harmful to organizations because…

Dangers of denial in
a declining church

  The word “declining” can have different connotations as it relates to churches. It can mean declining influence in the community, or decline in effective preaching, or decline in evangelistic impact. Most of the time, though not all of the time, one of the symptoms of this decline is a numerical decline. According to our…