By Philip Holmes on Jul 7, 2016
“The reason elders are so necessary,” says Sanchez, “is because they are the means by which our sovereign king chooses to shepherd his church to display his kingdom on earth in local churches as embassies of heaven, and also to proclaim the message of the gospel, calling all people everywhere to repent and believe and enter into the kingdom. Elders shepherd the flock of God among them, under the chief Shepherd. That’s why elders are important, because it is our ascended Lord’s chosen means by which he shepherds his church.”
By Lance Witt on Oct 31, 2016
Frustration and anger are pervasive throughout our culture. Underlying the anger and emotion is a deep fear. These are uncertain times and people feel it.
By Ben Mandrell on Sep 12, 2018
One of God's favorite metaphors in the Bible is that of a shepherd. All throughout the grand story of Scripture, the importance of leading the flock comes shining through.
By Ron Edmondson on May 4, 2016
The truth is, the best leaders I know have a limp of some nature. It may not be visible, but if you are around them long, they will display remnants of a previous injury.
By Rick Ezell on Aug 24, 2011
Following Jesus can never be done in a hurry. It is not a hundred yard dash. If we want to follow someone, we can’t go faster than the one who is leading.
By Sermoncentral on Mar 19, 2013
Here's how you can reach the people who attend your church only on Christmas and Easter.
By Adam Russell on Apr 11, 2012
Donald Trump is famous for a reason. He is a caricature of our own heart, the fleshed out reality of our own secret hopes.
By Brandon Hilgemann on Apr 15, 2015
While leading worship I learned to cast aside a crutch, one that many preachers should discard, as well.
By Bill Couchenour on Jan 31, 2013
Relationships are more important to church growth than preaching, media or music. How are yours?
By Sermoncentral on Jul 1, 2015
Pastors sometimes make the mistake of separating preaching from leading, but Brandon Cox explains how they go together.
By Mac Mccarthy on Aug 20, 2016
When leadership does not transition to development in a timely way, it becomes toxic.
By Joe Mckeever on Aug 27, 2016
It’s so easy for a preacher to exhibit fear and not faith when standing before the church and calling the congregation to faithfulness and righteousness.
By Sermoncentral on Sep 15, 2016
I’ve been studying the art of change management lately and wanted to share a process with you that could save you a lot of grief the next time you think about a change in your church’s programs or procedures.
By Sermoncentral on Nov 21, 2016
Saddleback isn’t normal, but it is reproducible. The principles that they have used work in any size or shape of church. It just takes leaders who will listen, hear, and implement. Pray. And believe.
By Rob Pochek on Dec 4, 2018
Everyone says they want change, so what's the problem?