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.

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.

5 real ways to improve sermon preparation this week

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

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.

How an ordination council reminded me of a pastor’s purpose

Pastoral ministry is primarily about shepherding and caring for people.

I’m a veteran. Here’s what I wish my pastor didn’t do on Memorial Day

Older veterans likely see standing for Memorial Day as paying tribute to those left behind, but many of us experience guilt for stealing from those we love.

4 reminders from Galatians every pastor needs today

We are not in ministry to share our own spiritual insights or to coach others with practical tips for living. We are called to preach Christ and him crucified.