Ministry

Episode 41: Knowing Your Ministry Calling

In this episode, Hershael York explains how God reveals His will within a Pastor’s ministry calling.

Episode 40: Preaching the Funeral of a Nonbeliever

In this episode, Hershael York explains how pastors should approach preaching the funerals of nonbelievers.

Episode 38: Protecting and Cultivating Your Marriage

In this episode, Hershael York explains how ministry leaders can invest in the most valuable relationship in your life and ministry.

In Defense of an Expositional Student Ministry

Student ministries that fail to disciple students in Scripture shouldn’t be surprised when the world has discipled them away from the faith in young adult years.

The Importance of Corporate Prayer

Let us pray — both privately and together and as brothers and sisters in the family of God!

How Should a Pastor Handle Criticism? This Book Gives Excellent Advice

Pastors are sinners dealing with sinners, so criticism is inevitable while ministering in a fallen world.

Does the Great Commission Require Biblical Counseling?

Biblical counseling is part of Christ’s marching orders for every local church.

The 8 Stages of a Long-Term Pastoral Ministry

One day every shepherd will give an accounting to the Chief Shepherd. May we be able to offer a good report from every stage.

“Weird Stuff” Might Be Good Stuff in the Local Church

Embracing the ordinary means of grace as a sufficient and comprehensive approach to ministry isn’t merely about coming to the right theological conclusions, it’s a matter of the heart.

Author Interviews – Timothy Beougher “Invitation to Evangelism”

A conversation with Timothy Beougher about his new book, “Invitation To Evangelism: Sharing The Gospel With Conviction And Compassion”

Why Did Jesus’s Teaching Astonish His Hearers?

Jesus proved to be a masterful chess player. He simply refused to get caught in verbal or intellectual traps, and in fact always managed to turn the heat back on the one who posed the challenge in the first place.

4 Reasons Why It’s Important for a Pastor to Know Himself

Until heaven, our motives will never be as pure as they should be. But how can we know if they are carnal unless we first know ourselves?

Your Eschatology Has Consequences

How you live now is correlated with how you believe God is working towards eternity.

Five Myths about the Church

The church needs a clear definition of its nature before it determines and actualizes its functions and activities.

Pastors Should Have Friends within Their Churches

Isolation and loneliness are common struggles for even the most extroverted pastors, and they remind us that those called to shepherd God’s flock need ministry too.

4 Ways to Make Church History Come Alive for Your Bible Study Group

If you’re someone who loves old books—because you love church history and want others to share your enthusiasm—group Bible study can seem like a balancing act between trying to be helpful on one hand and appearing prideful on the other.

Interview: 40 Questions on Pastoral Ministry with Phil Newton

I hope my journey’s biblical, theological, historical, and practical reflections will serve pastors for years to come.

Want to Know Your (Spiritual) Family’s History? Then Read What They Wrote

While we may grasp the need for running to Scripture as the source for our faith and practice, where are we looking for our family history?