By Lance Witt on Sep 5, 2016
The truth is those of us in ministry often don’t do the friendship thing very well. One survey among pastors found that 70 percent do not have a close friend, confidant, or mentor. Henri Nouwen wrote, “Most Christian leadership is exercised by people who do not know how to develop healthy, intimate relationships.” What an indictment.
By Kenton Anderson on Mar 17, 2018
Preaching appears arrogant to people overwhelmed by the limitations of their perspective. Perspective becomes an asset as the preacher bears witness to God in the flesh.
By Peter Mead on Apr 5, 2012
The crucifixion is bloody. Should we shock people out of a religious view of crucifixion, or is it better not to overwhelm people with the gore?
By Josh Reich on Oct 1, 2016
The idea of recruiting volunteers is overwhelming and difficult at times. There never seems to be enough people, and the ones who are serving are often tired and feel like they are the only ones serving.
By Charles Stone on Aug 16, 2017
Quitters never win and winners never quit was drilled into my mind at an early age. I believed it. I practiced it. I lived it. I only quit one thing in my life before age 18, my high school football team. I quit because I sat on the bench 99.976% of the time. Since, then, however, I’ve questioned the veracity of that phrase, as catchy as it may sound.
By Peter Mead on Sep 6, 2017
Preachers speak, but we don’t talk about everything. If you are a preacher you may read this series and find some encouragement that you are not alone. If you know a preacher you may read this and find some understanding that you did not have before.
By Warren Wiersbe on Oct 5, 2011
Why is it that so many preachers do not enjoy preaching? Why do some busy themselves in minor matters when they should be studying and meditating? Why do others creep out of the pulpit after delivering their sermon, overwhelmed with a sense of failure and guilt?
By Brandon Kelley on Mar 23, 2016
You have a ton of things to do every week. Wouldn’t it be great to have some super productive sermon writing time so you could put more time toward leading your church into the future? Sermon writing can be overwhelming when you have other major projects to worry about. But don’t worry anymore! There’s a way to get more productive in less time.