By Karl Vaters on Jan 31, 2017
If you’re pastoring a church that has or is turning around, here's some great news - and possibly your greatest challenge.
By Brady Boyd on Apr 28, 2018
"I think it is great when pastors are candid about their own struggles. But there are times when the pastor can share way too much information and actually cause people to stumble."
By Jacob Myers on Jul 22, 2014
How do you decide what to burn and what to protect?
By Carey Nieuwhof on Oct 3, 2016
Pastors aren’t fake; the struggle is real.
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Nov 13, 2015
Preachers struggle with the temptation to make their charge from God a performance before men.
By Joe Mckeever on Sep 22, 2017
"Any pastor can tell you about it. Even when you do your best to serve God by ministering to His people, some church members are not going to forgive you. You didn’t do it their way, weren’t there when they called, didn’t jump at their bark." So how do you handle these kinds of situations?
By Carey Nieuwhof on Mar 1, 2016
With the vast majority of churches struggling in some way, it’s time to rethink our future mission.
By Mark Looyenga on Nov 22, 2016
Again and again in Scripture, biblical characters experience contentment amidst struggle or difficulty in ways that go beyond just circumstance.
By Kevin Harney on May 28, 2018
If your church is struggling to invest in reaching your community and the world, ask yourself this question: Are we a church that is on fire with a passion for God?
By Chris Surber on Sep 5, 2014
We have a lot of people genuinely called, sincerely gifted people who struggle to find their way past the gatekeepers in our churches and denominations.
By Lane Sebring on Jul 9, 2015
Sometimes the sermon comes together like a beautifully crafted work of art. But other times I struggle to make progress in my study.
By Lance Witt on Feb 12, 2016
As a pastor I am embarrassed to admit this, but prayer has often been a struggle for me. And yet, it is crucial to our success in preaching.
By Jeff Clarke on Aug 11, 2016
One of the primary reasons we struggle with differing views on any subject is that we believe acceptance equals agreement. That is, to accept a person or their argument is to agree with them.
By Taelor Gray on Jul 22, 2016
Growing up in church, I used to think of pastors as heroic, super-powered leaders who were almost like enhanced human beings. For me, they were moral superiors operating beyond the scope of failure and “common” struggle.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Oct 2, 2017
"I recently surveyed 1400 small and mid-sized church pastors to find out what they struggle with most as their church grows. They overwhelmingly identified developing leaders as their top challenge."