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 Joe Mckeever on Oct 21, 2017
"A pastor’s wife’s greatest ministry is to her husband first, and her children second."
By Paul Kendall on Feb 5, 2018
Family counseling specialist Paul Kendall warns pastors and church leaders against the increasing threat of pornography and how to protect themselves and their ministries from it.
By Lance Witt on Sep 19, 2016
If you have been in ministry very long, you know how easy it is to get the two intertwined. When you feel called and when you have great passion for ministry, the lines between person and position can get fuzzy. You move from simply being a Christian to now being a professional Christian.
By Lance Witt on Oct 2, 2017
"When it comes to our preaching, we live in the constant tension between pastor and prophet. On one hand, as pastors we want to encourage and care for the sheep. So, in our preaching we want to be uplifting and hopeful. On the other hand, as prophets we must sometimes say the hard things that the sheep don’t want to hear."
By Lance Witt on Dec 4, 2017
As pastors, how do we celebrate Christmas without getting lost in the shuffle of busy church activities?
By Josh Griffin on Feb 1, 2018
Veteran youth director Josh Griffin gives seasoned advice to senior pastors on developing their relationship with their youth ministry leader.
By Rich Villodas on Aug 8, 2017
I think I’m starting to learn to preach not as a preacher but to preach as a pastor. There’s a world of difference between the two.
By Philip Ryken on May 14, 2014
John Calvin, the great reformer, is an excellent model if you're looking to develop your preaching skills.
By Nathan Rouse on Jul 19, 2012
This addiction to "new" is breaking churches and ruining the credibility of those that minister in the pulpit. We need pastors that won't leave; we need pastors that will cleave.
By Joe Mckeever on Jun 12, 2013
Are you prone to buy into your own act?
By Charles Stone on Jun 28, 2016
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 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 Mark Batterson on Jul 7, 2017
We are all in a battle. We are born on a battlefield between good and evil. We must choose sides, and then the fight good fight, a fight in which pastors and ministry leaders must lead the way.
By Thomas Winters on Feb 27, 2018
Ministry compensation specialist Tom Winters, Esq., guides pastors and church leaders through the sometimes tricky compensation analysis process.