Leadership

Episode 33: Clint Pressley discusses preaching and pastoring in North Carolina.

Dr. York sits down with Clint Pressley (senior pastor, Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC) to discuss preaching and pastoring in North Carolina.

Episode 32: Johnny Hunt discusses NAMB, restoration ministry, and “smelling like your sheep.”

Dr. York sits down with Johnny Hunt (former senior pastor, First Baptist Church Woodstock, Georgia; former president of the SBC) to discuss NAMB, restoration ministry, and “smelling like your sheep.”

Six things you inherit when you pastor an established church

Considerate pastors understand what they are inheriting before people stop introducing them as the “new pastor.”

3 reasons every pastor needs a day off

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.

3 questions to ask before adding to your statement of faith

Confessions of faith should function as guardrails, not a straightjacket.

COVID-19, regathering, and dying to self

We have catered to our congregations for so long without calling followers of Christ to die to their own preferences for the sake of others.

5 real ways to improve sermon preparation this week

Much of our improvement in preaching will come by improving our preparation.

Even with online worship, the regulative principle is a solid guide

How should we make decisions about worship, ordinances, and livestreams when our churches are unable to gather in person?

Should a pastor try to reunite a split church?

Christians, old and young, diverse in many different ways can be united around a love for Christ and a love for each other.

4 Ministry Lessons I Learned as a Car Salesman

I stepped into car sales out of necessity, to put food on the table. Little did I know God would use this wilderness journey to teach me how to pastor.

4 things a pastor needs right after preaching

One of the most dangerous times for a pastor are the hours following his Sunday sermon.

4 steps to be a more trusted leader today

Every leader has to establish credibility. It can take years to develop, but can be lost in a moment.

6 tips for leading your church with vision

By effectively sharing a vision for ministry, pastors can help their church serve Christ in all that they do.

A crowd can’t satisfy a pastor, but Christ can

Self-promotion is out of place for servants of Christ, who often turned down opportunities for self-promotion for the sake of his mission.

What the Bible Says About Leading Difficult People

Annoyance is not an attribute someone can possess; it’s a response we have.