By Sermoncentral on Apr 5, 2021
Imagine this scenario. Jesus is meeting with the disciples. He’s been training them for three years. He’s died, risen again and walked with them in resurrection power for almost 40 days. As the day of his ascension draws near, he gathers them together to reiterate The Great Commission.
By Karl Vaters on Jan 4, 2018
A minister with a well-nourished soul may or may not have a big church, but they’ll always have a healthy ministry.
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 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 Brady Boyd on May 8, 2018
Brady Boyd: "No matter how hard I try, I will always be tempted to measure my success by attendance numbers."
By Hal Seed on Jun 4, 2010
Hal Seed helps pastors and church leaders measure the success of their children’s ministry outreach events and retain unchurched families as a result.
By Brandon Cox on Aug 14, 2017
Success isn’t about beating giants. It’s about building a life that grows through trials and challenges.
By Lance Witt on Nov 20, 2017
How do you define a "win" in ministry?
By Ron Edmondson on Apr 7, 2021
My heart is for leaders. I have been in leadership roles for over three decades now. I’ve led large and small teams. Through my ministry I’ve worked with hundreds of leaders. A mentor of mine always reminds me the success of whatever is being led always reflects back to leadership.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Aug 11, 2017
Moral failure takes out more leaders than it should. But real success is deeper than just avoiding the ditch.
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 Karl Vaters on May 25, 2017
Following a long-term, successful pastorate is one of the hardest callings in ministry. Every pastor should do everything we can to make it as easy as possible for the next pastor and the church to do great ministry after we leave.
By Sermoncentral on Dec 30, 2020
We all want to end our messages with application, but sometimes the next steps we offer are difficult for others to take.
By Ray Hollenbach on Jun 29, 2020
Do numbers alone tell the story of success? What kind of numbers caught Jesus' attention?
By Lance Witt on Jan 30, 2017
One of the spiritual questions every ministry leader must answer is, “Am I willing to serve in obscurity?”