By Sermoncentral on Apr 4, 2017
This is the focus of all Satan’s massive, multifarious strategies: to dis-courage us through dis-belief in God’s promises.
By Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2017
Discouragement is not as powerful as it feels. We can defeat it if we confront it.
By Charles Stone on Sep 13, 2017
Discouragement comes with the territory for ministry leaders. Unmet goals, putting out fires, staff issues, displeasing people, and general tiredness all contribute to discouragement. When it weighs us down, how can we dig out? The life of the prophet Elijah gives us hope.
By Erik Raymond on Jul 2, 2018
Take heart! There's one big reason our preaching is not in vain, and three more after that!
By Thom Rainer on Oct 19, 2017
“Is this valley I am going through normal for pastors?”
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 Peter Mead on Jun 4, 2019
Perhaps this list can also help you pray for other preachers, or pastors in your church.
By Charles Stone on Nov 10, 2014
Check out these practical steps to fight discouragement.
By Chuck Warnock on Oct 25, 2018
There are times in our life when the clarity fades, discouragement clouds our memory and we wonder, "Why did I ever want to be a pastor?"
By Chuck Warnock on Feb 7, 2018
There are times in a pastor's life when the clarity of our call fades, discouragement clouds our memory, and we wonder, "Why did I ever want to be a pastor?"
By Leslie Holmes on Aug 27, 2018
Astounding: 50 percent of pastors serving American congregations are so discouraged in ministry that they would quit if they could afford to do so.
By Brandon Cox on Mar 18, 2017
Sometimes, I feel that I’m spinning my wheels and not getting anywhere, and that I’m failing to meet the expectations of others.
By Dan Reiland on Jun 2, 2017
Leaders who are fully engaged in their mission fight battles. There is no way to avoid battles if you want to make progress consistently. New territory is never easy, and it always comes at a price. Life never grants a free ride, and leaders don’t receive a “get out of jail free” card when it comes to solving serious problems. The good news is that we don’t fight alone.