By Ray Hollenbach on Jul 9, 2019
"He was the shepherd, they were the sheep—and sheep do not morph into shepherds."
By Lance Witt on Jul 17, 2017
Jesus cares just as much about how we treat people along the path to fulfilling our vision as he does if we accomplish the vision.
By Sermoncentral on Feb 6, 2021
When you walk into a leadership opportunity, you go with a little bit of equity by virtue of your position. Every decision you make, and every risk you lead your organization to take will require an investment of some of your leadership equity (the trust people place in you).
By Lance Witt on Oct 23, 2017
When pastoring is your job, it adds complexity to simply loving Jesus. To live and lead from a healthy soul, we must learn the art of separating our own personal pursuit of loving Jesus from our “ministry” of leading in the church.
By Jonathan Herron on Jan 25, 2018
Jesus said his disciples would be known by their radical love for one-another, (John 15:12).
By Joe Mckeever on Dec 10, 2016
Disciples of Jesus Christ must never try to calculate the cost/benefit of some act of ministry.
By Lance Witt on Jun 12, 2017
Outside the walls of your church, there is a spiritual harvest waiting to be reaped. Like Jesus, we must be broken for the broken.
By Joe Mckeever on Aug 9, 2017
To serve people “for Jesus’ sake” means we ask Him how to serve them.
By Hal Seed on Nov 15, 2017
"Do you need a mentor? Only if you want to become more like Christ, live for Jesus more purposefully, and see your church take ground for God’s glory."
By Karl Vaters on Oct 5, 2017
"We’re always decrying the rise of the consumer culture within the church. But how should we expect people to act when pastors act like CEOs marketing Jesus as a product?"
By Michael Voll on Jan 22, 2018
Come Sunday morning many times we preachers fill our sermons with funny stories, but forget to point to the ultimate story of Jesus Christ.
By Karl Vaters on Sep 12, 2017
If we prioritized health, not as a means to growth, but as an end in itself, would we be in a greater position to represent Jesus to the world?
By Sermoncentral on Oct 14, 2016
Jesus was the most culture-challenging, paradigm-shifting, tradition-breaking, change agent who ever lived.
By Jeff Vanderstelt on Dec 28, 2017
If we are going to grow people up into Christlikeness in every way, we need to learn how to speak the truths of Jesus Christ into everything.
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."