How should pastors think about their own use of social media?
When I took my final exams at university I was convinced my life would only get easier. “Well, now I will have a calm and measured life,” I thought. How wrong I was!
We must guard the sheep against wolves. For this reason, we must know how to build fences; that is, we must lead our church in practicing meaningful membership and discipline.
When I was interviewing with Capitol Hill Baptist Church before they called me to be their pastor, someone asked me if I had a program or plan to implement for growth. Here’s how I responded.
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.
We shouldn’t spend all of our time buried in books. Instead we should talk about those books with others, perhaps even over a meal.
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.
Dear pastors, do the work of an evangelist. By the grace of God, those whom you are called to lead will fill up the tracks you’ve made.
Listen to these points with a discerning ear and apply them by grace as they relate to you.
In his letter to Timothy, Paul spends more ink on pastoral godliness than he does on giftedness.
May the measureless love of our Father, who gave us his holy Son to save us from our sin, fill our hearts so that we delight in pursuing holiness.
I look forward to the day when all tribes and peoples and languages will worship the Lord together. But until then, there will continue to be a place for immigrant churches that minister the gospel in the heart language of their target people.
I love my dad and I’m writing to honor him. But I also want to commend his example to other pastors.
I am asking you to consider stepping into a gentleness your life and ministry have, perhaps, never known.
The past few weeks have been hard. People are grieving and angry, scared and confused.