By Peter Mead on Apr 27, 2022
In pastoral ministry, there is a great need for the right diagnosis of sheep.
By Ray Hollenbach on Jul 9, 2019
"He was the shepherd, they were the sheep—and sheep do not morph into shepherds."
By Sermoncentral on Mar 29, 2021
“The American church is so consumeristic!” It’s a common line uttered by the religiously fed-up, and of course, there’s a lot of truth in it. Some churches in America do tend to cater to the consumeristic mentality of our culture. But I think, on the whole, most churches don’t, and that’s actually part of the problem.
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 Sermoncentral on May 14, 2019
Thom Rainer: "We can never know where the missing sheep are if we are not keeping track of them."
By Sermoncentral on Jul 4, 2019
"What shepherd would so neglect his sheep that he never took the time or trouble to feed them?"
By Joe Mckeever on Jun 3, 2020
Non-growing churches are not healthy, at least in some significant ways. Joe McKeever gives his input to help revive a church that seems to have "plateaued."