By David Vroege on Jul 18, 2018
When we hide his word in our hearts, it makes a powerful difference personally and professionally.
By John Piper on Sep 18, 2018
"No other pastoral duty should be treated as solemnly and forcefully as this one simple exhortation from the Apostle Paul: Preach the Word."
By Ron Edmondson on Jan 4, 2017
Sometimes people don’t know how well they are doing.
By Lance Witt on Aug 22, 2016
In your opinion, what is the most important word in the Bible?
And you can’t say God or Jesus.
By Lance Witt on Nov 7, 2016
As a leader, your words carry more weight and they have more staying power. Your words get amplified and magnified.
By Lance Witt on Nov 14, 2016
It’s not just what you say, but how you say it.
By Lance Witt on Aug 21, 2017
A couple of years ago I had the chance to sit down with a former staff member that had served on my team more than a decade ago. We really hadn’t kept in touch very much. At one point during our lunch the conversation turned more serious. And in a moment of candor he said to me “You know, you weren’t very easy to work for.” The truth is, he was right.
By Ed Stetzer on Oct 3, 2013
LifeWay Research discovered four common factors in good preaching. Are they part of yours?
By Lance Witt on Aug 28, 2017
One of the reasons the word accountability gets a bad rap is because of the way some people have carried out accountability. Holding people accountable is not using your position as a club to embarrass, humiliate, mistreat, belittle or shame people. Our accountability of people should make those on our team better not bitter.
By Lance Witt on Apr 11, 2016
A life of balance has always seemed like a “pipe dream”, something that just wasn’t realistic or attainable. To be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever had a moment of balance in my entire life. I can’t think of a single moment when every area of my life and ministry were “spinning” smoothly.
By Lance Witt on Jul 11, 2016
Pastors listen to other pastors. We listen to other people in ministry who are down in the trenches doing the hard work of leading others.
By Nicholas Mcdonald on Apr 26, 2013
Sometimes it's hard to wade through the muck and know when you're being short-changed.
By Joe Hoagland on Aug 2, 2017
The Bible is wholly relevant to the modern person’s life sometimes it just takes some work for us to figure that out. The idea of making a “timeless truth” central to your sermon is important in communicating God’s Word in a postmodern age.
By Ed Stetzer on Oct 8, 2014
"Preach the gospel. Use words if necessary." There are two basic problems with this quote: One, Francis never said it, and two, the quote is not biblical.
By James Macdonald on May 28, 2015
James MacDonald: "I wish I could tell you that most pastors are preaching the Word, but I can't."