Mailbag #69: How Do I Know When It’s Time to Step Down? . . . The Wisdom of Having a Lay Elder in PoliticsBy B. Johnson, J. Leeman | 12.01.2017
— Ministry is a roller coaster. How do I know if I should step down? — How does a church navigate having a lay elder whose vocation is in politics??
We asked two pastors the question: Is it self-serving to teach on a pastor’s authority? If not, then how should you do it?
We are still not satisfied with our shepherding, but we are grateful for the progress that we are making.
Rules of order help to ensure that members’ meetings flow smoothly. As formal as they might feel, in a church of any size, they help to prevent fights, and facilitate unity.
Zack Eswine is not a stranger to sorrow and it shows. The tenderness in his heart has spotted and exposed the tenderness in Spurgeon. May God use this book to help all of us pastor more like Jesus.
As a whole, this book is more practical than profound, but that really is the point. We tend to talk a lot more about prayer than actually pray.
I do not preach exactly the same way that I used to, and I hope that ten years from now I will not preach exactly as I do now.
How do you equip women in your church for ministry?
It is one thing to say that the ground is level at the foot of the cross and another thing to stand there next to everyone else.
Church membership is not primarily for recruiting volunteers to make ministries run better. Church membership is a commitment to help one another make it to heaven.
The truth is, we are keeping the pulpit straight and true for the next guy.
There is no office of “pastor’s wife” in the Bible. But practically, being married to a pastor is a tough role. Does your wife have what it takes?
He was a pastor who needed a pastor, a brother who needed a brother.
Can we really be effective pastors and good husbands and dads? Do we really have to choose between the church and our family?