By Lance Witt on Dec 12, 2016
When it comes to correction, rebuke, or confrontation, to say it’s uncomfortable is a massive understatement. The truth is, pastors avoid it at all costs. That has certainly been true of me.
By Ron Edmondson on Jun 20, 2017
There are some characteristics which set a great leader apart from mediocre leaders. Do you know what they are?
By Charles Stone on Jun 21, 2017
The brain is a masterpiece of God’s creation. It grows rapidly from birth until the mid-twenties. Unfortunately, it’s downhill from there. Even though you can’t avoid getting older, you can take some simple steps to keep your brain sharp.
By Ron Edmondson on Oct 10, 2016
Someone asked me recently what I primarily look for in the hiring of a staff position. I said, without reservation, first and foremost, I look for the heart.
By Rick Warren on Jun 3, 2017
In terms of seeing radical life changes in individuals, nothing can take the place of Spirit-anointed preaching. The message is still the most important element of a worship service for the unchurched.
By Ron Edmondson on Jul 8, 2016
I have a heart for leaders. Especially church leaders. I’d love to help others learn from my mistakes. In fact, this is a huge motivation for this blog and a lot of my ministry.
With this in mind, I want to share a few things I’ve learned over the years. I hope it proves helpful.
By Ron Edmondson on Sep 8, 2016
The way others expect you to respond often determines the way they respond to you.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Oct 3, 2016
Pastors aren’t fake; the struggle is real.
By Michael Duduit on Oct 8, 2016
My friend Clayton King, who has never served as a senior pastor (and had not expected to), suddenly found himself leading one of the nation’s largest congregations as interim pastor of NewSpring Church in Anderson, South Carolina.
By Lance Witt on Dec 19, 2016
About 3 years ago, it was the very end of December and I was not in a good place. I was frustrated and honestly I was mad at myself. Our schedule had been out of control and I was worn out.
By Karl Vaters on Apr 10, 2017
Not every pastor is called to cast a grand, singular vision for their congregation.
By Josh Reich on Jun 6, 2017
Let’s face it, when someone hurts us, we can brush it off and often move on. We can be tough, ignore it, deal with it or get even (although that rarely helps), but something changes when it is our spouse, kids, a close friend or a family member who is hurt. We feel powerless in that moment.
By Lance Witt on Jun 5, 2017
Growing in knowledge is important, but knowledge without relationship is dangerous. That was one of the big issues Jesus had with the Pharisees. They had biblical knowledge but their heart was far from God.
By Charles Stone on Jul 4, 2017
In the midst of caring for others, it is easy to neglect our own soul. What are safeguards that keep us from drifting away from God?
By Charles Stone on Dec 1, 2017
For pastors, Sunday can be the most draining day of the week. Intense people interaction, teaching or preaching, seeing our critics, trying to remember names, and attempting to put our own problems aside to listen to other peoples' problems add up to a stress-filled day. The very day we want to be at our best requires more from us than any other day. As a result, we can easily make one or more of the 5 biggest mistakes pastors make on Sundays. Evaluate this list to find out how many you make.