By Lance Witt on Feb 26, 2016
What qualities make a leader great? Hebrews describes the most important quality: heart. But what does it mean to have the heart of a pastor?
By Jon Bloom on Oct 11, 2017
"No one actually follows their heart. I know that sounds odd, given the prevalence of our cultural creed to "follow your heart." But if we think carefully about what the "heart" really is and how it functions, we will see that this creed doesn’t make sense, and why it ends up confusing and misleading people."
By John Bjorge on Aug 7, 2015
Many preachers are good at preaching for the head, but rarely do we aim for--or reach--the heart.
By Lance Witt on Sep 19, 2019
Every pastor knows what it is to preach a sermon when your heart isn't in it and your life isn't living it. Here are three ways to stay motivated and preaching from a healthy heart.
By Dr. Larry Moyer on Mar 14, 2019
"Hardened hearts need to hear from a communicator, not a speaker." What can you do to reach them?
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 Fred Craddock on May 4, 2013
Dr. Fred Craddock explains his mysterious statement, "Movement is more important than structure."
By Douglas Wilson on Dec 22, 2017
A father who wants to lead and disciple his family needs to remember that the one thing he must cultivate is heart loyalty. He must, of course, connect that loyalty to scriptural and worthy objects, but if he does not have heart loyalty, childrearing will simply be one grief replaced by another.
By Brandon Cox on Mar 2, 2017
Usually, knowing what breaks your heart is knowing what you should do with your life, and how you should be leading others.
By Jeremy Smith on Nov 12, 2019
The way you handle distractions may indicate how you see your role in the pulpit.
By Sermoncentral on Feb 24, 2017
Jesus is greatly honored when we bring ourselves, with the Holy Spirit’s help, back to the heart of worship again and again.
By Ron Edmondson on Oct 10, 2016
Someone asked me recently what I primarily look for in the hiring of a staff position. I said, without reservation, first and foremost, I look for the heart.
By Peter Mead on Aug 15, 2018
Master-preacher Peter Mead reflects on what placed one preacher among "the greats."
By Hershael York on Oct 3, 2018
Do you preach as a would-be writer or do you preach as a preacher?
By Ed Stetzer on Dec 14, 2016
I have worked for a long time to help pastors with growth barriers in their church. They can be anything from worship issues to strategy to theology and more. So many barriers can get in the way of a church growing, but a central one isn’t found in the processes of the church.
There may be a number of reasons a ministry grows cold and a church slows down. But often, the heart of the problem is the heart of the pastor.