Generally speaking, you should change things at a rate the people you’re ministering to will understand, and not feel like they’re being railroaded. Sadly, most young pastors tend to move too quickly.
Pastoring small churches comes with unique challenges. In this Pastors’ Talk episode, Jonathan Leeman, Mark Dever, PJ Tibayan, and Jonathan Worsley discuss the blessings and burdens of shepherding a small flock.
Episode 102: On Helping Church Members with Spiritual Disciplines (with Brian Davis & John Onwuchekwa)By B. Davis, J. Onwuchekwa, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.29.2019
Pastors want their people to pray and read the Bible. In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with three pastors about how to encourage members toward spiritual disciplines by grace and not guilt.
We must not align ourselves with false teachers, apostate churches, or any of their ministries in any way that will confuse people about the truth of the gospel and the identity of Jesus.
How does a pastor know when it’s time to leave one church for another? Eric Bancroft says three things must be present.
Bunyan and the Puritans understood the high calling of the pastorate and were eager to protect the office. They offer a wise example for helping young men determine if they are called by God to serve as pastors today.
A prayerless pastor ought to be an oxymoron. In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Thabiti Anyabwil, H. H. Charles, Jr. and Mark Dever about a pastor and his prayer life.
Chan offers some penetrating and incisive critiques of the modern church but offers a simplistic solution based on a selective and naïve hermeneutic.
When it comes to ethical conflicts facing local churches, we need to carefully distinguish categories of “may” (permissible), “should/should not” (advisable), and “must” (obligatory).
On the first Sunday of 2019, our church started a Sunday evening service. Here’s how and why we did it.
In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan chats with Mark and Isaac Adams—who presided over Mark’s 25th anniversary celebration—about how to celebrate pastoral anniversaries.
If you are going to be faithful in ministry you have to preach the gospel clearly. If you preach the gospel clearly, you will be attacked. When you are attacked, you have to resist making ministry about yourself.
In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan chats with Jeramie Rinne about church elders.
Why is pastoring in a city full of mega-churches both a blessing and a challenge? Aaron Menikoff explains.