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?
Joel probably is America’s pastor. Sadly, Break Out! pastors people to be narcissistic, biblically illiterate, and theologically confused.
Buy it. Read it. Give it to your elders. Then read it again.
Some of pastors’ most obvious evangelistic opportunities are with members of our churches. But how can we reach them?
How elders relate to each other will impact how they relate to the flock, for good or ill. Here are a few ideas for helping elders build deep friendships and sturdy unity.
What to do—and what not to do—in the midst of church reform.
Equipping women for ministry is a necessary piece in the puzzle that is the local church.
More than once while reading, I had to put the book down, confess my sin, and pick up the phone to get involved again in a situation I was conveniently ignoring.
I have learned that nothing brings greater joy to a pastor’s heart than a sinner who truly repents.