By Lane Sebring on Jul 16, 2019
Great leaders set high expectations and truly believe their church is capable of meeting them.
By Sermoncentral on Apr 21, 2021
Contrary to most of the indicators today, the Bible says the laity (saints) are to do the work of ministry. Most of the ministry should not be in the hands of pastors, but in the hands of the church members.
Unfortunately, we often reverse the biblical truth. We expect ministry to be done by the pastors and staff. Here are eight indicators of that reality.
By Ed Stetzer on Feb 2, 2013
Are you easily distracted by high-profile ministries? You might be guilty of "ministry pornography." In this video Ed Stetzer discusses the dangers of ministry comparison with Jon Acuff.
By Nathan Aaseng on Oct 18, 2019
Pastors are not called to win Academy Awards in screen-writing. We are called to help build the kingdom, brick by brick.
By Sermoncentral on Sep 25, 2017
Here are the top ten expectations imposed upon these ladies...
By Charles Stone on Mar 27, 2021
Many pastors secretly struggle with measuring up to very successful pastors and churches. It’s tough, but it comes with ministry. People compare pastors. In this post I suggest a few ways to deal with this “measure up mentality.” I begin with one pastor’s experience.
By Jared Moore on Jun 14, 2018
What should you expect when preaching a wedding? What do others expect of you? Jared Moore offers five important do's and don'ts.
By Dr. Scott M. Gibson on Jan 2, 2020
"She said to me, 'You expected a lot from us, and I never felt I could meet those expectations.' These comments have haunted me."
By Joe Hamilton on Aug 15, 2017
We are eager to see young men exert energy because we all know what happens when you put testosterone together with capacity to work for the kingdom. And we also know what happens when you mix the same testosterone and capacity with idleness. The ancient saying proves true: “the devil finds work for idle hands.”
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Nov 18, 2020
If you're asked to guest-speak, you need these 10 real-life rules.
By Toni Ridgaway on Oct 30, 2014
The event will be simulcast nationally from Grace Community Church in Houston and was prompted by the mayor's recent demands on local pastors.
By Hal Seed on Mar 7, 2020
Every Christian leader I know wrestles with leading with diligence. Become aware of the promises you make as a leader, especially the ones you might not know about.
By Sermoncentral on Oct 30, 2014
For generations, rhymes and alliterations were expected from public speakers. It made them seem credible, authoritative and prepared. Not any more.
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 Sermoncentral on Feb 12, 2021
Church members aren’t looking for super-pastors, they want basic pastoral competence, honesty and leadership. That’s what they ought to expect.