By Chris Surber on Sep 20, 2018
What is your church doing to train future preachers and pastors?
By Joe Mckeever on Aug 12, 2017
“I have all this education and training. Why won’t churches call me as pastor?”
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 Jan 22, 2020
Years of training and counseling have given Ron Edmondson some insights into the unique relationship of pastors and pastors' wives.
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 Mike Miller on Jan 5, 2019
Like flying a plane, good training can help your preaching walk away with a smooth landing.
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 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 Peter Mead on Apr 6, 2019
"You should wear your learning like your underwear: it's important that you have it on, but don't let it show."
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 Ray Hollenbach on May 8, 2020
Gordon MacDonald: "I think we probably need to totally re-define what pastors do in leading our contemporary 21st century church."
By Chris Surber on Feb 15, 2019
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 Douglas Wilson on Dec 22, 2017
A father who wants to lead and disciple his family needs to remember that the one thing he must cultivate is heart loyalty. He must, of course, connect that loyalty to scriptural and worthy objects, but if he does not have heart loyalty, childrearing will simply be one grief replaced by another.
By Cameron Cole on Dec 9, 2017
"Preparing kids to face the real world on their own is scary and daunting. There are only so many things we can do and there are no guarantees. Within the realm of things, we can control resides the teaching of God’s word."
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.