Pastors should be able to advocate for their own pay if necessary, but prayerfully and carefully.
If we think benevolence is only about giving people money to help solve their problems, then we’ll miss this. No, benevolence is about showing others the mercy and love we’ve been shown.
Once you’re in a leadership position, it becomes clear pretty fast that solid rules aren’t a necessary evil at all; they’re an indispensable weapon for safeguarding the unity of the church.
Does the Bible have much to say about church structure? In short, yes!
What can we do to make elders’ meetings excellent?
A care list engages the whole church in both corrective discipline and caring for the weak.
Increasingly, pastors will be asked to make complex moral decisions related to LGBTQ+ issues. Policies delegate the decision-making process, creating more time for pastors to exhort, instruct, and disciple individuals on gender identity and sexual orientation.
Pastors should take regular sabbaticals and plan them well.
3ABC Constitution Since it pleased Almighty God, by His Holy Spirit, to call certain of His servants to unite here in 1894 under the name [NAME OF CHURCH] of [CITY, … keep reading…
Our church structures and job titles should conform to biblical patterns. These patterns are a blessing, not a burden.
Encouragement is incredibly attractive. It’s a godly grace that reinforces gospel fruit. Younger pastors may not realize how important it is.
Is all authority abusive? Is all authority—by virtue of one person having power over another person—in its very nature, abusive?
Is the congregation, by affirming an elder through congregational vote, conferring authority upon him or simply recognizing him as a God-given gift to the congregation?
Week in and week out, the same group of unconverted people come to our worship services—and we practically ignore them.
In ‘Megachurch Christianity Reconsidered’, you have a Christian who is also a social scientist using her professional tools to understand why one church in Nairobi, Kenya has flourished among and impacted a generation of millennials.