By Peter Mead on Jul 29, 2016
A preaching ministry is built on a whole set of convictions. Convictions about God, the Gospel, about people, about ministry.
By Lance Witt on Feb 19, 2016
Gifted speakers and novices alike experience this unenjoyable aspect: people's criticism. In today's Pastor to Pastor, Lance Witt discusses a proper response from a biblical perspective.
By Thom Rainer on Dec 27, 2018
Consider this: If you are not being criticized, you are probably not a leader.
By Sermoncentral on Dec 9, 2019
These ten post-sermon comments are the ones that produced the most visceral reactions in pastors.
By Joe Hoagland on May 23, 2016
Some criticism is unequivocally bad criticism. It is destructive, not based 100% in truth, and is based in bad intentions. Prepare yourself for this kind of criticism.
By Maurilio Amorim on Dec 8, 2012
Maurilio Amorim gives practical ideas for integrating your Christmas program with the church's larger mission.
By Charles Stone on Jul 20, 2017
“Two things you can’t avoid in ministry are…people late to the service and … church critics.” In this short post, I suggest 10 ways to handle the church critic.
By Charles Stone on Jun 12, 2018
Charles Stone encourages pastors to use discernment when receiving criticism with these ten tips.
By Ron Edmondson on Jun 6, 2018
Ron Edmondson offers insight about the good and bad ways we respond to ministry criticism.
By Peter Mead on May 7, 2018
The challenge with criticism is to sort it through and preach for our audience of One, yet with a loving sensitivity to the many who sit and listen.
By Sermoncentral on Nov 30, 2019
One of the most dangerous times for a pastor are the hours following his Sunday sermon.
By Sermoncentral on Nov 27, 2019
A tongue-in-cheek commentary on a popular preaching style. Have you ever used it? How'd it work for you?
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Feb 1, 2019
Sermon illustrations should be like letting sunlight into a window, not like putting a spotlight on a stage.
By Joe Hoagland on Dec 27, 2019
None of us appreciate unsolicited, mean-spirited criticism, but we do need to hear people out.
By Peter Mead on Mar 28, 2019
If listeners aren't satisfied, it could be a good sign, or it could be a bad sign. In the same way, happy listeners may mean something is wrong.