By Joe Mckeever on Oct 6, 2016
To expect to carry the message without feeling the weight is asking a little much.
By Ron Edmondson on Jan 4, 2017
Sometimes people don’t know how well they are doing.
By Chris Pascarella on May 24, 2017
What if there was a way to identify bad preaching? Having grown up in church, I have probably listened to over 1,000 sermons in my lifetime. In all my time listening to (and now delivering) sermons, I have heard three types of bad preaching:
By Karl Vaters on Jun 10, 2017
When your message is off-center, the quality matters even more.
By Joe Mckeever on Jun 13, 2017
“Consider Him who endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself lest you also grow weary and lose heart,” (Hebrews 12:3).
By Ron Edmondson on Jun 14, 2017
For those of you in the vocational ministry, let me offer some reflections on 42 years of ministry.
By Karl Vaters on Jun 16, 2017
Don’t just get the content right. Consider how it might feel to the hurting pastors who need your help the most.
By Brandon Kelley on Jun 17, 2017
A Step-by-Step Approach to Efficient Sermon Preparation
By Thomas Brown on Jul 10, 2017
Greater is the value of personal intimacy with God than busyness for him. Service must follow surrender and solitude.
By Brandon Kelley on Jul 1, 2017
Do you want more people to walk away from the church gathering and actually remember the big idea from your sermon? Of course you do. Who wouldn’t?
By R. Kent Hughes on Jul 8, 2017
Our ultimate trust is always in God's persevering grace, nevertheless, we are called to cultivate godly action in our lives. Here are 10 disciplines shared by a pastor with over 40 years of experience in faithfully serving the Lord and shepherding God's people.
By Lance Witt on Jul 17, 2017
Jesus cares just as much about how we treat people along the path to fulfilling our vision as he does if we accomplish the vision.
By Joe Mckeever on Jul 18, 2017
When a pastor stands to preach, he never knows who is listening to him. And if his sermon is recorded or broadcast, he has no clue who will be hearing his words. He will do well to make sure he knows what he’s talking about.
By Charles Stone on Jul 20, 2017
“Two things you can’t avoid in ministry are…people late to the service and … church critics.” In this short post, I suggest 10 ways to handle the church critic.
By Joe Hoagland on Jul 24, 2017
Have you ever considered how you might collaborate in sermon prep?
By Ron Edmondson on Jul 27, 2017
"Suddenly I was feeling a stirring in my stomach. I became slightly nervous. It was a brief encounter, but I quickly realized I was being reminded of a few very painful experiences in my own leadership and life. I was recalling the emotions of betrayal."
By Charles Stone on Jul 28, 2017
Ask yourself which of these four weapons of mass distraction divert you the most from leading at your best.
By Charles Stone on Jul 29, 2017
What spiritual disciplines might you be neglecting?
By Peter Mead on Jul 31, 2017
5 Tips on how to avoid landmines when using humor in the pulpit.
By Lance Witt on Jul 24, 2017
It is going to happen. Take it to the bank. You can count on it. Someone on your team or in your organization will have a disastrous moral failure. So how do your prepare?
By Lance Witt on Jul 31, 2017
There will be a day that feels like a normal day, but there is a devastating hurricane about to hit your team. It is the hurricane of a moral failure by one of your team members. But if you have prepared, it won’t be a “freak out” moment, it will be a “let’s execute our hurricane plan” moment.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Aug 1, 2017
How are your email habits affecting your effectiveness?
By Joe Hoagland on Aug 2, 2017
The Bible is wholly relevant to the modern person’s life sometimes it just takes some work for us to figure that out. The idea of making a “timeless truth” central to your sermon is important in communicating God’s Word in a postmodern age.
By Joe Hoagland on Aug 4, 2017
People love to tell you that preaching is irrelevant in this day and age. But contrary to this kind of thinking, good preaching does remain important. In fact, preaching remains as important as it has ever been.
By Thomas Brown on Aug 10, 2017
"He has not chosen the strong, but the weak. He has not recruited the mighty, but the frail. He has not selected those who think themselves capable and worthy, but those who know themselves deficient and disqualified apart from his cleansing, preserving, and empowering grace."
By Joe Mckeever on Aug 12, 2017
“I have all this education and training. Why won’t churches call me as pastor?”
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 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 Karl Vaters on Aug 22, 2017
Churches don’t become great by adding more programs. They get better at the ones they already have.
By Hal Seed on Aug 26, 2017
You make a dozen decisions a day. How do you know what’s the right decision? What moves your church forward? What’s wasting time?