This pursuit of silence takes the care of your soul to another level, for it exposes how much you need noise, people, busyness, and distraction.
Brian Croft A veteran pastor and author of numerous books on practical aspects of pastoral ministry, Brian oversees Practical Shepherding, a gospel-driven resource center for pastors and church leaders to equip them in the practical matters of pastoral ministry. He is the author of Biblical Church Revitalization: Solutions for Dying & Divided Churches (Christian Focus, 2016)
One of the best decisions I have ever made for the benefit of my family and ministry has been to commit to a day off every week.
Minister that word and do not rely much at all on the “mechanics” of what you read from.
Our aim is to make sure all feel safe and comfortable to return. This will differ from church to church and situation to situation.
It is amazing the progress we can make over our unnecessary speech fillers once we own them and begin to focus on working ourselves out of them.
Christians, old and young, diverse in many different ways can be united around a love for Christ and a love for each other.
One of the most dangerous times for a pastor are the hours following his Sunday sermon.
In ministry, you’ll need to choose your battles wisely. Here’s how.
Remember, she is your wife, not your fellow pastor.
A pastor’s true calling is to shepherd the souls of God’s people humbly, willingly, and eagerly.
Church revitalization is hard work, and many of the lessons I’ve learned have been not just unexpected, but difficult and painful.
If you can answer in the affirmative to all four of these questions, there is a good possibility you have found your next church.
We should always sit at the feet of older, more seasoned pastors, and learn from their mistakes. Often, the implications of a wedding don’t show up for years, sometimes even decades.
The first five years were brutal. There were three different movements to get me fired. In the midst of all the hostility and adversity, God was still building his church.
We have to own our pursuit or rejection of food before Jesus can come and provide the only lasting comfort amidst this world’s sufferings.
In the #MeToo Era, many pastors live as though God will not hold them accountable for the souls of women in their church.
Not all church decline is bad.