By Lane Sebring on Nov 18, 2019
She took my hand, which was freezing cold, leaned over and whispered, "Are you nervous? Your hand is freezing." I nodded, "Yep."
By Sermoncentral on Apr 21, 2021
Contrary to most of the indicators today, the Bible says the laity (saints) are to do the work of ministry. Most of the ministry should not be in the hands of pastors, but in the hands of the church members.
Unfortunately, we often reverse the biblical truth. We expect ministry to be done by the pastors and staff. Here are eight indicators of that reality.
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 Rick Blackwood on Jun 2, 2020
Rick Blackwood helps preachers communicate God's Word in a form that is engaging, crystal clear, unforgettable, and more fun for the speaker.
By Lance Witt on Jan 1, 2021
2021 is a clean canvas that God puts in our hands and with His help we can paint a beautiful picture this coming year.
By Jamie Arpin-Ricci on Sep 18, 2012
Jamie Arpin-Ricci sees his preaching role in terms of asking "generative questions" in order to reach his listeners.
By Dr. Frank D. Macchia on Aug 12, 2021
Practical advice whether you're a novice or an experienced hand. Check this list.
By Sermoncentral on Feb 11, 2020
It’s easy to get lost chasing the newest, coolest, biggest thing. Or on the other hand hanging on to old, stale methods.
By Carey Nieuwhof on May 3, 2017
If you were to focus on just a handful of key principles to master in leadership, which would you focus on?
By Jeff Medders on Aug 20, 2020
"I used to always enter the pulpit with outline in hand; but no longer. I now preach from a full manuscript — 2,500 words or so."
By Ben Mandrell on Sep 16, 2021
How one pastor did something more than wring his hands over the situation, and what he did about it.
By John Gilman Ii on Jun 21, 2016
It’s tempting to waive the white flag, to throw your hands up in surrender, to the summer slump. Many churches simply resign their efforts and re-appropriate them in the fall. First on the chopping block of suspended ministries are groups.
By Lance Witt on Jul 18, 2016
I know that on Sundays we walk into our churches, we smile, we shake hands, and we make nice. We pastor people and we preach from God’s Word. We are very respectable.
But I know myself and I’ve worked with pastors way too long to believe that life is that neat and tidy.
By Randy Alcorn on Jan 5, 2018
I’m reminded of what the Huguenots said of the Bible and its critics: “Hammer away ye hostile hands; your hammers break, God’s Anvil stands.”
By Joe Hamilton on Aug 15, 2017
We are eager to see young men exert energy because we all know what happens when you put testosterone together with capacity to work for the kingdom. And we also know what happens when you mix the same testosterone and capacity with idleness. The ancient saying proves true: “the devil finds work for idle hands.”