By Ray Hollenbach on Jul 9, 2019
"He was the shepherd, they were the sheep—and sheep do not morph into shepherds."
By Ben Mandrell on Sep 12, 2018
One of God's favorite metaphors in the Bible is that of a shepherd. All throughout the grand story of Scripture, the importance of leading the flock comes shining through.
By Philip Holmes on May 4, 2021
“The reason elders are so necessary,” says Sanchez, “is because they are the means by which our sovereign king chooses to shepherd his church to display his kingdom on earth in local churches as embassies of heaven, and also to proclaim the message of the gospel, calling all people everywhere to repent and believe and enter into the kingdom. Elders shepherd the flock of God among them, under the chief Shepherd. That’s why elders are important, because it is our ascended Lord’s chosen means by which he shepherds his church.”
By Johnny Levy on Oct 16, 2020
Pastor-dad, you're son's heart is longing to hear three things from you that will ground him, empower him, and make him soar.
By Rich Villodas on Jul 29, 2022
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 Josh Reich on Jun 20, 2022
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 Sermoncentral on Feb 8, 2021
Our obsession with numerical growth may be the unseen culprit behind a lot of burnt out pastors and unhealthy churches. Here's a short list to help you make the task of pastoring less burdensome and far more joyful.
By Lance Witt on Mar 20, 2017
How do you not let the burden of ministry not rob you of the blessing of ministry?
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 Trevin Wax on Jun 1, 2022
Everything gets politicized these days. It’s never been easier for churches to also get caught up in waves of political enthusiasm and social activism.
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."
By Joe Mckeever on Jun 1, 2019
When I honor the Lord’s shepherd, I honor the Lord Jesus Christ. He takes personally my treatment of His servant. That should put the fear of the Lord into us. And keep it there.
By Dr. R. Kent Hughes on Jul 9, 2022
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 Joe Hoagland on Jul 28, 2022
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.