By Wayne Cordeiro on May 9, 2018
Wayne Cordeiro offers tips for discerning when it's time to quit and when quitting is not God's best for you or your ministry.
By Peter Mead on Aug 30, 2018
There are temptations to quit preaching, but temptations to "half-quit" are an even greater danger. Here are the warning signs and what to do about them.
By Leslie Holmes on Aug 27, 2018
Astounding: 50 percent of pastors serving American congregations are so discouraged in ministry that they would quit if they could afford to do so.
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 Kathleen And Kevin-Neil Ward on Jun 13, 2013
This radical approach to a pastor's role may set some people's teeth on edge. What do you think?
By Sermoncentral on May 6, 2019
Someone asked me if I ever considered quitting when I was a pastor. My response was quick and truthful: “Yes. On the average about once a week.”
By Joe Mckeever on Aug 17, 2019
Joe McKeever tells us about the day he sat in on a Sunday school class and made a startling discovery.
By Jon Acuff on Oct 28, 2020
Jon Acuff has heard quite a few sermons in his day. Here's a handy guide for discerning when the end is near.
By Sermoncentral on Jan 23, 2019
If your church is healthy, quit stressing about getting bigger. God may not be calling you to bigness.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Aug 6, 2016
It comes up in a surprising number of conversations these days. And no one’s quite sure how to respond to it.
The issue? Even committed church attenders are attending church less often.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Sep 9, 2016
While social media and even traditional media are still preoccupied with mega churches and multi-site churches, the reality is that most churches in North America are quite small.
By Sermoncentral on Jan 22, 2021
It never gets easier. No matter how many times you hear about it. And we're hearing about it a lot more lately. In epidemic numbers.
By Glenn Packiam on Apr 18, 2017
What does it mean to be prophetic? The word is thrown around a lot, but depending on which circles you run in, it means something quite different.
By Sermoncentral on Mar 31, 2021
It may be harder to be happy in life and ministry than it’s ever been. From our earliest days, we have lived in an echo chamber, to varying degrees, of the voices of self-actualization. You can do whatever you set your mind to. Pursue your dreams. Find your passion — and make it profitable.
By Lance Witt on Apr 26, 2021
Over the last few years my single most consistent prayer has been for spiritual courage. Being a coward comes quite naturally to me. I don’t like to fight. I don’t like rejection. I am definitely not a fan of pain. All of these are essential qualities of a coward.