Leadership

5 tips for changing your church’s leadership structure

Be sure that a transition to a plurality of elders unites the congregation under God’s Word instead of dividing the congregation over opinions.

Pastors don’t just need books, they need mentors

Leadership in the church is so important that we should be prepared to go to great lengths to see future leaders of the church trained.

What my son with autism taught me about myself, Christ, and ministry

My son has blessed me tremendously because he has taught me about my sinfulness, my dependency on Christ, and ultimately the selfless love of Christ.

Even in his death, Billy Graham Preached the gospel

A personal reflection from the Billy Graham School dean

How to preach difficult doctrines without splitting your church

Faithful doctrinal teaching always starts with the text, not a system.

5 steps to be a better reader (and read better books)

Ministry leaders are often pressed for time, but we must make time to read. The reward is worth the work.

Why your personality shapes everything you do in ministry

As we rise with him, even our personalities are redeemed and regenerated and renewed and reformatted.

5 things every pastor can learn from Billy Graham

Billy Graham’s faith was authentic, on and off the crusade stage.

How to pastor women (without making them uncomfortable)

In the #MeToo Era, many pastors live as though God will not hold them accountable for the souls of women in their church.

5 friends every pastor needs

Isolation is not good for a pastor, his wife and family, or the church he serves.

Does my church have to confirm my call to ministry?

It’s not like the internal call comes from God and the external comes from man. No, God works through people in both cases.

Two Scripture passages every pastor needs today (and every day)

Pastor, meditate on these texts to nourish your faithfulness and silence your anxiety.

Church planting probably won’t make you famous

If you go into church planting looking for fame or adventure, you probably won’t find either.

How to prepare your church for an active shooter

Hopefully we will never need these guidelines, but our churches must be prepared for the worst case scenarios.

Every leader needs this kind of friend

3 marks of true Christian friendship

Leader Influences

The 122-year legacy of Consolidated Baptist Church

Two Southern Seminary alumni lead historic African American Baptist church in Lexington, Kentucky.