The most vital thing we can do to help the parachurch is to foster healthy, biblical churches.
Don’t support just any parachurch organization. Instead, use them to support efforts, individuals, or teams that you trust.
The failure of particular local churches may be the best, most enduring reason for the need for solid, gospel-centered, evangelistic parachurch ministries.
The parachurch is not the church. It does not do what the church does, and it should not supplant the church in the minds and lives of those involved in its work.
A healthy parachurch ministry knows that it exists primarily to protect the church.
Do we as pastors consider staying for the glory of God?
Click here for the first of two articles: “What’s Wrong with Search Committees? Part 1 of 2 on Finding a Pastor”
I’m arguing that instead of asking, “Why stay long-term?” we should be asking, “Why leave?”
Above all else, interim pastors should do these two things: preach the Word and love the people.
You might have the wrong pastoral candidate if . . .
Your ministry should not be ego-centric, but Christo-centric. Let it be driven by the Lord’s desires for your present church, not by the problems of your former church.
If churches were healthier, we’d never need to call together pastoral search committees.
Pastors should always be thinking ahead. How far ahead? To when you’re either gone or dead and your church has a new pastor.
The elbows were out—not in order to hurt anybody, but to make sure they don’t come back six months after I get there and say, “You never said that you believed this!”
Why do we do good works?