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.
Pastor, you are a Christian first. If you did not carry out your calling effectively, rest in the finished work of Christ and in the knowledge that you are a child of God by faith alone.
Jesus laid out a good rule of thumb for all of our online interactions when he said, “love your neighbor as yourself.”
What if you miss something bigger than missing out on a sermon or singing when you don’t gather with your church body?
There are many more questions we could ask of our sermons, but these five get to the heart of biblical preaching.
Theology is more practical than we often realize.
Ministry leaders are often pressed for time, but we must make time to read. The reward is worth the work.
How can a pastor stay informed without being glued to the news?
If you go into church planting looking for fame or adventure, you probably won’t find either.
5 tips to follow Jesus in a hyper-distracted world
Change up the way that you read the Bible.
Your child does not get a visible mark on her forehead or a stripe on her back when she comes to Jesus, so you have to talk, pray, and discern.
I know this might sound like a lot of effort but it is worth every second to have God’s word stored up in our hearts.
We live in very different times now. That news headline that scares or angers you begs for your attention.
People often ignore the watchman or disregard his words, but this does not deter the faithful pastor.
Christians must spend time in careful thought before they post about politics on social media.
Whether you labor in a church of thousands or a church of twenty where everyone has the same last name, pray that king Jesus would be glorified by your life and your ministry.
Unless you plan on planting a church that steals people from other churches, in which case you shouldn’t plant, you need to grow as an evangelist.