When the ministry is going well, remember that tomorrow’s setbacks and reversals will be bent around in God’s mighty hands into yet more blessing.
What should we remember when tragedy overwhelms us, or when we lose our way in confusion, or when we seem unable to please anyone and the congregation is stiff and cold—or even walking out?
Of all the places where people should hear that they are loved, they should hear it in the church—especially from their pastor.
Do pastors need to care about administration?
The more I studied Scripture and watched pastors I respected, I became convinced that pastors have the opportunity and responsibility to train other pastors.
Here are three practical ways our congregations can be staging areas for gospel advancement into the unreached places of the world.
How should pastors think about their own use of social media?
Pastors can neither be people-pleasers on the one side, nor take pleasure in hurting people on the other. A loving courage for the sake of the final blessedness of the flock is the goal.
I love my dad and I’m writing to honor him. But I also want to commend his example to other pastors.
Strauch’s book is a nuts-and-bolts guide to dealing with real conflict between real people in real churches.
I am asking you to consider stepping into a gentleness your life and ministry have, perhaps, never known.
Second Timothy is relevant today because it reminds us that the gospel must first be preserved in order to be proclaimed.
If you want to change the world, be a servant of all.
For so many young pastors, the early years of pastoral ministry can prove daunting. These highlights from Spurgeon’s first pastorate show us what to prioritize in these early years.