By Sermoncentral on Jun 26, 2017
Is your church too busy to do ministry?
By Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2017
You can take a stand against “good enough ministry” in your church with a simple practice adopted from the business world: writing down how things should be done.
By Karl Vaters on Oct 5, 2017
"We’re always decrying the rise of the consumer culture within the church. But how should we expect people to act when pastors act like CEOs marketing Jesus as a product?"
By Joe Hoagland on Sep 20, 2016
The church can learn a lot from worldly business and marketing trends but many times churches and church leaders end up promoting the wrong thing.
By Sermoncentral on Oct 28, 2016
We need to lean away from the church-as-business model and into the church-as-relational-community model. Love God and love others.
By Josh Reich on Apr 14, 2016
The best companies (churches) have the best leaders. The second-best companies (churches) have the second-best leaders. The third-best companies (churches), in these times of turbulence, are unfortunately on their way out of business.
By Lance Witt on Dec 4, 2017
As pastors, how do we celebrate Christmas without getting lost in the shuffle of busy church activities?
By Lance Witt on Jun 13, 2016
Culture is one of things that is hard to define but easy to feel. You certainly feel it when you visit a foreign country and you bump up against different customs and ways of doing things, but you also feel it when you enter a business or a church. There is a certain style or personality of an organization that is an expression of culture. I sometimes think of culture as the organization’s “way” of doing what they do. There is a Ritz Carlton “way” of doing customer service. There is a Starbucks “way” of doing business. There is a Crossroads Church “way” of doing ministry.
By Derek Vreeland on Oct 15, 2016
I feel the impulse to forsake the pastoral vocation of word and sacrament, prayer and disciple-making, in favor of becoming a CEO who gets things done.
By Brian Orme on Apr 22, 2016
We don’t want you to drop $300K (or more) of Kingdom funds on bad staffing when it should go toward Gospel-centered initiatives. So, here are seven hiring mistakes you want to avoid at all costs.
By Outreach Magazine on Jul 11, 2018
Busy teaching pastors need time away from the pulpit to study, pray, rest, and refocus on the goal.
By Kent Woodyard on Mar 21, 2016
Working in business development for a church giving platform, I am asked often if there is a Biblical precedent for churches using digital technology to accept tithes and offerings. Any scriptural evidence that text-2-give is acceptable to the Lord? I’ll save you a concordance search: there isn’t.
By Sermoncentral on Jul 6, 2017
“You have no business being the pastor of our church. All you are interested in is getting your own way and changing all the good things we have going. People are saying you should be fired. I agree with them.”
By Randy Alcorn on Sep 2, 2017
Many Christian men would agree that they’re experts in business, hunting, fishing, football, or cars. Sadly, however, even those who attend Bible-teaching churches may know very little about the Bible and theology. Why?
By Peter Mead on Feb 4, 2021
Defining legalism carefully is vitally important. It is important for each follower of Christ. It is a serious business to discount a restriction as legalism when it actually is displeasing to the One who loved us and gave Himself for us.