By Chris Pascarella on Sep 19, 2017
As pastors, we’re called to shepherd the flock (1 Peter 5:2). In fact, God holds us accountable for our shepherding (Hebrews 13:17). But what does it look like to shepherd?
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 Chris Pascarella on Jan 9, 2018
Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. – Acts 20:28-29
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 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 Eric Mckiddie on Feb 23, 2016
Technology affects how pastors shepherd their churches. But these ways to show you care never go out of style.
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 May 10, 2017
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 Thom Rainer on Oct 17, 2017
"Words have meaning. And if church members start articulating words consistently, those words begin to reflect the priorities and passions of the church."
By Eric Mckiddie on Nov 19, 2013
They don't run megachurches or have publishing deals, but these are good pastors who shepherd their people well.
By Chris Pascarella on Nov 25, 2017
"According to Scripture, pastors are called to equip the flock to do the work of ministry!"
By James Macdonald on Apr 18, 2018
In my experience, if a pastor does these three things faithfully he will have the support of the vast majority of his people in almost any church anywhere.