By Rick Long on Jun 11, 2018
Does preaching for life-change always produce a watered down message?
By Chris Surber on Sep 27, 2018
Preach with a focus to cultivate life together and nurture incarnate community rather than simple gatherings of people.
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 Lance Witt on Feb 20, 2017
No matter what has happened in the past or what your ministry situation is today, you can have a rich, meaningful life.
By Shawn Lovejoy on May 8, 2017
Family and work can’t be balanced. The good news is that it’s not supposed to be.
By Philip Nation on Feb 26, 2018
Philip Nation offers preaching tips for pastors guiding a congregation to and through the life transformed in Christ.
By Max Lucado on May 16, 2018
"I really believe the purpose of Scripture is to give us this authoritative handbook. We have a place where we can take people when they come to us with questions so we're not just speaking out of our own opinion."
By Andy Stanley on Sep 6, 2011
Andy Stanley: "Remember, many of our greatest regrets in life could probably have been avoided if we had put guardrails in place."
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 Joe Mckeever on Feb 4, 2020
Earlier this year, author and pastor Joe McKeever lost his beloved wife of more than 50 years, Margaret. In this moving article, he reflects on what it means to "adjust" to the new reality--and how faith requires an adjustment, as well.
By Lance Witt on Mar 18, 2016
Fresh is always better. Taking a breath of clean, fresh air is way better than inhaling polluted air. Eating fresh bread is way better than choking down a piece of dry, stale bread. And likewise, sermons that are fresh are way better than warmed over messages.
By Rick Warren on Aug 16, 2011
Rick Warren shares his leadership wisdom for staying healthy and effective for the long haul in ministry.
By Sermoncentral on Sep 9, 2013
As preachers, it's our starting point, our text. Perhaps sometimes we should share the big picture of "why."
By Paul Tripp on May 16, 2019
This will probably get me into trouble: I’m persuaded that there’s too much mediocrity in the church when it comes to pastors preparing and delivering their sermons.
By Charles Stone on Sep 6, 2016
Recently our church staff held our annual in-house evaluation retreat when we reviewed the prior year’s goals and plans. God had given us a good year and we wanted not only to discuss how we could improve, but rejoice in His blessings.