By Joe Mckeever on Jun 13, 2017
“Consider Him who endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself lest you also grow weary and lose heart,” (Hebrews 12:3).
By Joe Mckeever on Sep 22, 2017
"Any pastor can tell you about it. Even when you do your best to serve God by ministering to His people, some church members are not going to forgive you. You didn’t do it their way, weren’t there when they called, didn’t jump at their bark." So how do you handle these kinds of situations?
By Thom Rainer on Oct 17, 2017
"Words have meaning. And if church members start articulating words consistently, those words begin to reflect the priorities and passions of the church."
By Brian Croft on Apr 24, 2018
Here are 4 suggestions to consider as you talk to a prospective church member who does not articulate a clear knowledge of the gospel.
By Brian Croft on Feb 24, 2016
At this point, some of you may be thinking these kinds of people are a good reason to leave and start over, but I submit to you they are actually a good reason to stay and endure. Why are these difficult people a good reason to stay and endure?
By Sermoncentral on Mar 5, 2016
Should Pastors' children behave differently than regular kids? Thom Rainer speaks from the heart in this powerful post.
By Sermoncentral on May 5, 2016
Church members aren’t looking for super-pastors, they want basic pastoral competence, honesty and leadership. That’s what they ought to expect.
By Chris Surber on Jun 30, 2014
Every church member carries an agenda in the secret briefcase of their heart. What's their agenda?
By Sermoncentral on Feb 8, 2017
These are statements from church members whose churches have already closed their doors.
By Sermoncentral on Nov 18, 2015
As you develop your outreach strategy, consider including a plan for equipping your church members to be recommenders and inviters
By Hans Wunch on Jan 15, 2015
You spent so much time this week at the hospital with church members, you thought about stopping by human resources to pick up a paycheck.
By Joe Mckeever on Apr 22, 2017
The church member stares and wonders what’s going on and why you’re making so much noise until the day he/she meets Jesus.
By Joe Mckeever on Nov 4, 2015
I asked my friend: weren't times when church members rose up and demanded new leadership? Did he not get the urge to try something new?
By Sermoncentral on Mar 28, 2018
One of the best ways to follow up with your Easter guests, as well as to encourage your church members, is by preaching about living out the new life we have in Christ.
By Sermoncentral on Jul 18, 2016
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.