By Chris Surber on Aug 25, 2018
Author Chris Surber suggests six avenues to handle the hurt and disappointment so common in pastoral ministry.
By Joseph Mattera on Dec 5, 2013
Preaching is vital to God's purposes--that's why we must get it right.
By Sherman Haywood Cox on Oct 21, 2019
It's alright to allow your own pains and hurts to show. If Jesus could, then we can.
By Erik Raymond on Aug 18, 2018
Like so many blessings from God, we can elevate them to become a distraction or even an idol.
By Lance Witt on Nov 14, 2016
It’s not just what you say, but how you say it.
By Rick Ezell on Mar 30, 2018
Use these methods to practically reach people suffering from real hurts, problems, doubts, fears, and anxieties gnawing at their faith.
By Brian Orme on May 9, 2013
What you think about your preaching while preparing your message might be just as important as the words you say when you deliver it.
By Josh Reich on Sep 28, 2019
The crash a pastor experiences the day after preaching can be brutal. Your whole body aches, your eyes hurt, you feel as low as you have felt all week.
By Karl Vaters on Jun 16, 2017
Don’t just get the content right. Consider how it might feel to the hurting pastors who need your help the most.
By Joe Mckeever on Jan 18, 2021
You ask the question and–this is critical–you remain standing. You are not just expressing a point of view, you are asking for answers. And you are doing so in such a sweet manner, no one can accuse you of trying to stir up anything.
By Charles Stone on Jul 28, 2016
As I enter the sixth decade of my life and reflect over the brokenness I’ve faced as a pastor, I’m beginning to see its great value. It still hurts and I’d prefer not to face it. Yet, I’m experiencing the fruit of brokenness: inner peace, joy, and a purpose that supersedes ‘ministry success.’
By Sermoncentral on Nov 8, 2017
"The God who draws near to Sutherland Springs is the suffering, sympathetic God-man, Jesus Christ. No one else can feel what he has felt. No one else can love like he can love. No one else can heal like he can heal. No one else can save like he can save."