By Chris Surber on Aug 22, 2013
When we neglect to develop and maintain active lay ministry in the life of the local church, our churches miss out in at least five ways.
By Chris Surber on Sep 20, 2018
What is your church doing to train future preachers and pastors?
By Ben Mandrell on Apr 14, 2018
What makes a faithful preacher? Ben Mandrell offers a helpful list of six examples to encourage preachers to stay true to their calling.
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 Peter Mead on Apr 17, 2015
"You should wear your learning like your underwear: it's important that you have it on, but don't let it show."
By Ray Hollenbach on Nov 28, 2011
Gordon MacDonald: "I think we probably need to totally re-define what pastors do in leading our contemporary 21st century church."
By Kathleen And Kevin-Neil Ward on Jun 13, 2013
This radical approach to a pastor's role may set some people's teeth on edge. What do you think?
By Kevin Larson on Jun 20, 2018
Do you want to preach God’s word for the long haul? Take regular weeks off to let God refill your tank and let others feed your soul.
By Focus On The Family on Sep 15, 2017
As Christians, we all know how important it is to equip kids with a sense of joy in reading God’s Word and the confidence to freely express their faith in Jesus. But that goal is becoming more difficult in today’s culture.
By Jamie Stilson on Jul 8, 2014
Preaching should be a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, not a display of our wisdom. One pastor calls it "ugly preaching."
By Ron Edmondson on Jul 14, 2015
Years of training and counseling have given Ron Edmondson some insights into the unique relationship of pastors and pastors' wives.
By Joe Mckeever on Aug 12, 2017
“I have all this education and training. Why won’t churches call me as pastor?”
By Mike Miller on Apr 2, 2014
Like flying a plane, good training can help your preaching walk away with a smooth landing.
By Josh Reich on May 31, 2016
Your language and tone tells your church how to communicate it. Not only are you training your church what to believe about homosexuality, but you are also training them how to talk about it, what they will sound like.
By Karl Vaters on Nov 11, 2017
"Preaching the Word, training disciples and ministering to the community may or may not increase the number of people who sit in front of me from Sunday to Sunday. But it will produce a healthy church."