Where do elders come from? Is there a way to raise them up without trying to “reverse engineer” a man-made process? And once a church has elders, how can they stay unified? What does “unity” among elders even look like? Must they agree on every single thing?
How do you equip women in your church for ministry?
How can a pastor encouarge evangelism and discipleship in the life of the local church?
In a pastoral counseling or shepherding situation, when do you say, “I have nothing else to give,” and move on?
Four biblical strategies to get from any text to the gospel.
How one pastor found pragmatism exhausting and man-centered, then found a better way.
Okay, you’re an elder. So now what are you supposed to do?
The goal of shepherding is the maturity of the members. Therefore, elders should be the church’s lead disciple-makers.
It pains me to write this, but perhaps the book’s greatest flaw is its use of the Bible.
Despite our building woes, the Holy Spirit had been at work converting people through that gospel ministry. We hadn’t built it, yet they had come.
Perhaps seminaries should offer a class in the exegesis of Aesop. Too often, pastors come to a new congregation and shoot off at a hare’s pace to turn the church around.
The last thing any senior pastor needs is an associate playing Absalom at the gate with disgruntled members.
It’s important to ask your own staff, “How can I serve you better as your senior pastor?”
The most vital thing we can do to help the parachurch is to foster healthy, biblical churches.
I’m arguing that instead of asking, “Why stay long-term?” we should be asking, “Why leave?”