Sam Storms’ recent book is a field guide for Reformed churches to introduce charismatic practices into the life of the assembly.
We need fewer men who feel “called” and more men who aspire to the office of elder.
In a healthy church, the relationship between elders and church members will be characterized by trust.
One thing I’ve learned along the way is that church planting is a lot more about “church” than it is about “planting.”
Mark and Jonathan discuss the subject of burnout, particularly how it happens and what church leaders can do to avoid it in the first place.
I was an unhappy pastor.
It should not then surprise you, pastor, that you may experience depression—even though you’ve never experienced it before.
I arrived at my current church in July of 1992, and for a solid decade our business meetings were marked by love, unity, and good-natured, corny humor. But then everything fell apart.
Consider these five categories of at-risk pastors.
Perhaps you’re just beginning your journey as a pastor’s wife. Perhaps you’ve been one far longer than me. Whatever the case, remember and rejoice in the gospel. Draw near to Christ. He, above all, will sustain you and restore your joy.
I’ve been leading a mega-church for over a decade. While it’s not always easy, it hasn’t killed me. It hasn’t burnt me out—at least not yet.
My small church hasn’t killed me yet. In fact, it’s grown me.
The thick-skinned and tender-hearted pastor is best positioned to minister for the long haul.
Burnout means something way down deep just collapses, and we can’t keep going.
If you currently pastor a congregation that has no qualified men other than yourself, then you should do two things: begin earnestly praying for such men and, second, perhaps reconsider if your standards are loftier than the Bible’s.