By Sermoncentral on Apr 19, 2021
Where are all the great small churches?
Would you know one if you saw one?
They exist. There’s no doubt about that. There are great small churches in every country, serving every ethnic group and in virtually every language. They worship in every imaginable liturgical style and they meet in every type of building – including no building at all.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Apr 17, 2021
Burnout is almost an epidemic among church leaders today, and it’s increasingly common among business leaders as well.
Even young leaders are burning out. No longer is burnout an “I’ve been at this too long” kind of phenomenon.
So what happens if you burnout?
By Lance Witt on Apr 16, 2021
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 Charles Stone on Apr 15, 2021
Somebody once said there are two things in life we can’t avoid, taxes and death. I’d like to add a third, discouragement. Church leader or not, you will face it. It’s an inevitable part of life. Here’s how I’ve learned to defeat discouragement.
By Marshall Segal on Apr 14, 2021
When was the last time someone told you you were wrong?
If you can’t remember, you may have reason to be concerned. Sometimes the most loving thing someone can do for us is point out an error or inconsistency in the way we think or live.
By Ron Edmondson on Apr 13, 2021
I have a heart for leaders. Especially church leaders. I’d love to help others learn from my mistakes. In fact, this is a huge motivation for this blog and a lot of my ministry.
With this in mind, I want to share a few things I’ve learned over the years. I hope it proves helpful.
By Peter Mead on Apr 12, 2021
Sometimes we have to preach something that is potentially controversial or that may not go down too well. Here are ten pointers to help when that is necessary.
By Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2021
As I prepared to share this with friends, I had to ask myself, “Why should a pastor attend a conference like this?”
I came up with four reasons why pastors should attend conferences, seminars, and/or workshops.
By Kathleen And Kevin-Neil Ward on Apr 9, 2021
Today, something unexpected is happening. There is a small but distinct movement of young people abandoning the smoke machines, multi-purpose buildings and celebrity pastors of recent church models, and heading back towards traditional worship services, where sacraments are central, buildings are beautiful, and the liturgy has a historic rootedness about it.
By Dr. Nijay Gupta on Apr 8, 2021
The “missional theology” movement has injected energy and life into the church. Who isn’t inspired when reading Emil Brunner’s famous words, “The church exists by mission as a fire exists by burning”? Missional theology has motivated many Christians and churches to seek out their purpose in God of bearing and embodying the good news of Jesus Christ.
By Ron Edmondson on Apr 7, 2021
My heart is for leaders. I have been in leadership roles for over three decades now. I’ve led large and small teams. Through my ministry I’ve worked with hundreds of leaders. A mentor of mine always reminds me the success of whatever is being led always reflects back to leadership.
By Sermoncentral on Apr 6, 2021
It’s not about church growth. Or working harder. It’s about doing smarter ministry with our church’s current resources.
By Sermoncentral on Apr 5, 2021
Imagine this scenario. Jesus is meeting with the disciples. He’s been training them for three years. He’s died, risen again and walked with them in resurrection power for almost 40 days. As the day of his ascension draws near, he gathers them together to reiterate The Great Commission.
By Sermoncentral on Apr 3, 2021
"As Jesus was raised to come back to live on Earth, so we will be raised to come back to live on Earth."
By Sermoncentral on Apr 2, 2021
Let these great thoughts prime the pump for your Easter sermon. Start with great words and develop them uniquely for your congregation.