By Chuck Lawless on May 30, 2017
Most leaders would benefit from more regular evaluations – particularly self-evaluations. Even daily and weekly self-evaluations merit our consideration if we want to lead well, regardless of our position.
By Christina Fox on May 29, 2017
A certain amount of self-evaluation can be good. We should have insight into ourselves, our motives, our choices, and our actions. But sometimes we can go too far. When self-evaluation ends with ourselves instead of pointing us beyond ourselves, there’s a problem.
By Rev. Tejado Hanchell on Oct 3, 2020
It's important for the preacher to engage in the process of regularly evaluating his or her sermon. Here's how.
By Chuck Lawless on May 25, 2019
The more important our work is, the more imperative it is we strive to improve. Here's how.
By Ron Edmondson on Jun 6, 2018
Ron Edmondson offers insight about the good and bad ways we respond to ministry criticism.
By Charles Stone on Jun 11, 2014
The time we invest in sermons and the time people invest in listening to them should make us pause to evaluate our efforts.
By Jim Morgan on Sep 12, 2016
Redefining members (not pastors and staff) as the “church” and the community (not members) as the “customer” would reverse the lens through which churches evaluate nearly every decision they make today.
By Peter Mead on Apr 6, 2018
Do you want quality feedback on your sermons? Peter Mead offers insights into the right kind of questions preachers should be asking.
By Steven Smith on Aug 24, 2018
We do not invent messages; we proclaim truth. So we measure our effectiveness by how faithful we are to the text.
By Shane Hipps on Jan 28, 2012
What would happen to your preaching if you were less concerned about the outcome and more focused on doing your work before God and letting him handle the results?
By Lance Witt on Nov 6, 2017
Does gratitude flavor your life? Are the words that flow from your lips and the thoughts that race through your mind marked by gratitude?
By Charles Stone on Sep 6, 2016
Recently our church staff held our annual in-house evaluation retreat when we reviewed the prior year’s goals and plans. God had given us a good year and we wanted not only to discuss how we could improve, but rejoice in His blessings.
By Charles Stone on Dec 1, 2017
For pastors, Sunday can be the most draining day of the week. Intense people interaction, teaching or preaching, seeing our critics, trying to remember names, and attempting to put our own problems aside to listen to other peoples' problems add up to a stress-filled day. The very day we want to be at our best requires more from us than any other day. As a result, we can easily make one or more of the 5 biggest mistakes pastors make on Sundays. Evaluate this list to find out how many you make.