Mailbag #74: The Wisdom of Confronting an Older Pastor . . . Is It Biblical to Call Women “Ministers”? . . . How a Pastor Should Schedule His WeekBy C. Humfrey, J. Leeman, P. Newton | 02.15.2019
— One of our elders, a man far older in the faith than us, has begun to regularly preach poor sermons. How should we respond? — I’ve noticed some SBC churches give women on staff the title of “minister” in deliberate distinction from “pastor” or “elder.” Is this practice wise? — What are some principles for how a pastor should schedule his week?
What’s the difference between a church plant and a church? Is it best to start a church with a team of pastors rather than a solo pastor?
Calvinism doesn’t render our prayers meaningless. On the contrary, it ought to revive and even sustain our prayer life.
It’s vital for those of us who hold to a reformed or “Calvinistic” doctrine of salvation to consider if our corporate worship reflects our professed soteriology.
The last thing I want to do is imply one must embrace Calvinism to be a good pastor. Rather, in this article, I simply aim to reflect on how an affirmation of the doctrines of grace can spur a pastor on to greater degrees of faithfulness.
I want to share a few things that might be helpful for you—Calvinist pastor—if the Lord leads you to a church that doesn’t celebrate the doctrines of grace.
The theological framework commonly called “Calvinism,” and the doctrine of unconditional election in particular, has profoundly shaped my understanding of success in ministry and sustained me through the toil of shepherding.
Hey pastor, here’s some language I use to help my people understand how the gospel relates to our life together as a single congregation with a single gathering (no multiple services or sites).
The Bible’s speed limit signs are posted everywhere, but our focus on numbers and fast growth causes us to speed right by them.
Preacher, if you don’t think you need to read this book, then, well . . . you need to read this book.
While it is certain that Scroggins’ book will get wide readership, I think the book fits best outside of local church leadership structures.
What do pastors in the throes of church revitalization need to know? In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan interviews Mark and two other pastors who went through a revitalization, Andy Davis and Aaron Menikoff.
We asked pastors from around the world a simple question: what books did you read in 2018 that helped you be a better pastor?
Here are eight maxims pastors ought to remember as they shepherd people through difficult bioethical decisions.
This excellent new book could rightly be called “The Collected Works of Sinclair Ferguson on Pastoral Ministry.”