By Ray Hollenbach on Aug 14, 2018
After we step down from the pulpit, we are still involved in the lives of our people. In fact, their lives become an indicator of how effective our preaching really is.
By Lance Witt on Dec 12, 2016
When it comes to correction, rebuke, or confrontation, to say it’s uncomfortable is a massive understatement. The truth is, pastors avoid it at all costs. That has certainly been true of me.
By Lance Witt on Dec 26, 2016
Here is my track record. Hundreds of times I have talked myself out of having a courageous conversation. EVERY time I have finally had the courageous conversation, I walked away wishing I had done it sooner.
By Philip Holmes on Jan 16, 2017
Humility and love that produces tough skin and tender hearts are essential as we have these conversations.
By Lane Sebring on Nov 7, 2015
The best sermons are conversations, like you’re sitting at a table with with them and discussing a problem, a concern, a big thing God wants them to do.
By Joe Mckeever on Nov 17, 2014
Everyone should be in on this conversation: preachers, deacons and listeners.
By Jeff Clarke on Aug 11, 2016
One of the primary reasons we struggle with differing views on any subject is that we believe acceptance equals agreement. That is, to accept a person or their argument is to agree with them.
By Norman Geisler on Mar 20, 2018
The topic of evil offers many onramps to preaching powerful sermons and proclaiming the gospel. Dr. Norman Geisler offers insight for preaching and pastoral conversations.
By Tod Bolsinger on Jun 26, 2014
I would hear that line echoed in my mind long after each conversation was over: "Why didn't seminary prepare me for this?"
By Josh Reich on Feb 27, 2017
You know the conversation. Someone in your church asks to meet with you, or you set up the meeting because you know they are angry at you, the church or a decision that was made.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Aug 6, 2016
It comes up in a surprising number of conversations these days. And no one’s quite sure how to respond to it.
The issue? Even committed church attenders are attending church less often.
By Karl Vaters on Sep 28, 2017
"Don't force people to do ministry your way. Help them with the ministry they're already passionate about."
By Lance Witt on Aug 21, 2017
A couple of years ago I had the chance to sit down with a former staff member that had served on my team more than a decade ago. We really hadn’t kept in touch very much. At one point during our lunch the conversation turned more serious. And in a moment of candor he said to me “You know, you weren’t very easy to work for.” The truth is, he was right.