By Karl Vaters on Apr 10, 2017
Not every pastor is called to cast a grand, singular vision for their congregation.
By Greg Stier on Nov 23, 2016
In my interactions with pastors I’ve heard seven primary reasons for why some chose not to give the Gospel in every sermon.
By Bruce Frank on Aug 17, 2020
Bruce Frank, lead pastor of of Biltmore Baptist Church, one of the top 50 fastest-growing churches in America, shares his sermon prep process.
By Matt Steen on Jul 9, 2020
Some behaviors are like cancer to a leadership team. Are any of them part of your team?
By Brandon Hilgemann on Jul 6, 2013
Gadgets are making their way to the pulpit. Here are some very practical suggestions to avoid gadget failures.
By Kevin Larson on Jun 20, 2018
Do you want to preach God’s word for the long haul? Take regular weeks off to let God refill your tank and let others feed your soul.
By Chris Pascarella on Nov 25, 2017
"According to Scripture, pastors are called to equip the flock to do the work of ministry!"
By Sermoncentral on Apr 21, 2021
Contrary to most of the indicators today, the Bible says the laity (saints) are to do the work of ministry. Most of the ministry should not be in the hands of pastors, but in the hands of the church members.
Unfortunately, we often reverse the biblical truth. We expect ministry to be done by the pastors and staff. Here are eight indicators of that reality.
By Sherman Haywood Cox on Jun 5, 2018
It might be true. It might even be helpful. But is it preaching?
By Karl Vaters on May 2, 2017
Different sizes of churches serve different functions. And they face different challenges.
By Philip Holmes on May 4, 2021
“The reason elders are so necessary,” says Sanchez, “is because they are the means by which our sovereign king chooses to shepherd his church to display his kingdom on earth in local churches as embassies of heaven, and also to proclaim the message of the gospel, calling all people everywhere to repent and believe and enter into the kingdom. Elders shepherd the flock of God among them, under the chief Shepherd. That’s why elders are important, because it is our ascended Lord’s chosen means by which he shepherds his church.”
By Brandon Kelley on Sep 11, 2017
Every church has leaders, but not every church has leaders in the right place. If there’s a person in the wrong place in leadership, extensive damage can be done.
By Karl Vaters on May 25, 2017
Following a long-term, successful pastorate is one of the hardest callings in ministry. Every pastor should do everything we can to make it as easy as possible for the next pastor and the church to do great ministry after we leave.