By Lance Witt on Mar 20, 2017
How do you not let the burden of ministry not rob you of the blessing of ministry?
By Lance Witt on Mar 27, 2017
None of us are exempt from the danger of cynicism and turning ministry into nothing more than a job.
By Joe Mckeever on Oct 6, 2016
To expect to carry the message without feeling the weight is asking a little much.
By Josh Reich on Jun 6, 2017
Let’s face it, when someone hurts us, we can brush it off and often move on. We can be tough, ignore it, deal with it or get even (although that rarely helps), but something changes when it is our spouse, kids, a close friend or a family member who is hurt. We feel powerless in that moment.
By Charles Stone on Dec 27, 2017
"Discouragement is a universal experience for ministry leaders and the word actually self-defines itself…dis-courage meaning no courage. Some of the Bible’s greatest characters faced it: Moses, David, Paul, Mary the mother of Jesus, and the apostles. Nehemiah, the great Old Testament leader faced it when he led the Jews to rebuild the wall. Yet, his response offers us hope when we face it."
By Steven Furtick on Aug 5, 2011
Preaching, when done correctly, should unburden people. As preachers, our job is to challenge people, yes, but not to burden them.
By Joe Mckeever on Mar 6, 2015
Those who demand a Scripture verse for everything they do place an intolerable burden on the Christian life never intended by the Heavenly Father.
By Shawn Clark on Mar 18, 2013
Making the Easter story sound fresh and new might be a burden for some pastors. Here's some help.
By John Piper on Jul 6, 2018
"There are few things that burden me more or refresh me more than saying what I see in the Bible. I love to savor it. And I love to say it."
By Peter Mead on Sep 8, 2017
This series looks at seven things preachers never say. Last time we thought about the burden of expectation. How about this for another: The negative outcomes of both criticism and apathy.