By Josh Reich on Oct 6, 2023
We know that God is the one who makes a church grow, that it isn’t on us. This is both a comfort and a problem.
By Josh Reich on Oct 4, 2023
Now, we all know that God is the one who grows a church, but often that church is healthy and growing because of the character, quality and capacity of the lead pastor and leaders.
By Josh Reich on Jul 9, 2023
Most of the time on blogs like mine or other leadership and ministry blogs you read about how tough ministry is, how difficult people can be and how hard it is to be a leader. All those things are true.
By Josh Reich on Jun 14, 2023
At some point as a leader, you will feel hopeless. As a pastor it will more than likely happen after the weekend. It is hard to keep hope alive all the time as a leader.
By Josh Reich on Apr 13, 2023
You know the conversation. Someone in your church asks to meet with you, or you set up the meeting because you know they are angry at you, the church or a decision that was made.
By Josh Reich on Mar 29, 2023
The best companies (churches) have the best leaders. The second-best companies (churches) have the second-best leaders. The third-best companies (churches), in these times of turbulence, are unfortunately on their way out of business.
By Josh Reich on Mar 24, 2023
The goal of every sermon is to get to the resurrection. Each and every week we do the same thing: “We are broken and can’t fix ourselves. Our only hope is found in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.”
By Josh Reich on Dec 12, 2022
I think hospitality has the power to change the relationships we have. It is that powerful.
By Josh Reich on Nov 22, 2022
"The number one complaint I hear from people is, “I don’t have time. I don’t have time for hobbies, sleep, my marriage, relationships, kids, reading my Bible.” You do, you just gave that time away. You give your time to the things that matter most."
By Josh Reich on Oct 17, 2022
8 questions to ask as you prepare to preach your next sermon.
By Josh Reich on Sep 20, 2022
"When we read the Bible, we want to understand it and apply it. We want to know what the Bible says and how it affects our lives. We want something to happen, we want to get something out of it. But we’re often left frustrated and wondering what we missed."
By Josh Reich on Jul 15, 2022
Inviting someone to church or sharing your faith about Jesus can be awkward. It is nerve wracking, scary and often times not what many followers of Jesus want to do. Yet, the reality is if you are a follower of Jesus, you are to be a witness of Jesus. (Acts 1:8) That is a key and crucial piece of your new identity in Christ. It is not optional.
By Josh Reich on Jun 19, 2022
Let’s face it, when someone hurts us, we can brush it off and often move on. We can be tough, ignore it, deal with it or get even (although that rarely helps), but something changes when it is our spouse, kids, a close friend or a family member who is hurt. We feel powerless in that moment.
By Josh Reich on May 5, 2022
While we often think God’s silence means He has abandoned us or left us, that is not true. God’s silence does not equal God’s absence.
By Josh Reich on Apr 24, 2022
If there is one thing pastors know well, it is the pain that can stem from a poorly run elder team.