When your church’s bookstall overseer isn’t feeding the sheep healthy food, they’re working against the digestion of the church’s entire teaching ministry.
Given the prevalence of child abuse in our society, a church should never assume abuse could not happen in its children’s ministry.
What you feed people with is what they’ll continue to hunger for.
When our pastors oversee women’s ministry, it doesn’t indicate distrust, but rather that when the wolves attack, the shepherds will bear the brunt, not the sheep.
How should church leaders respond to those embroiled in the age of self?
Orr has written a short, easily readable, wonderfully biblical, and deeply challenging word for church members of all times in a humble and engaging way.
Many of us fondly remember John Piper’s “Brothers, We Are Not Professionals”. But there’s another type of professionalism that is manifestly not what Piper intended to criticize. It is the day-to-day pursuit of excellence in ministry.
Find the men in your church who are already eldering. Get to know them and, as you do, keep 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1 in mind. Once you’re reasonably confident this man ought to be an elder, I recommend a process of formal evaluation.
Pastor-teachers do more than teach. They are called to lead—leadership that requires they be, both individually and collectively, sober-minded.
What kinds of questions do you ask to assess the readiness of a prospective elder?
Acts 6 offers a paradigm for the “how” and “why” of church administration.
Good administration and good administrators are a gift from God. Don’t neglect these gifts just because they seem boring or nerdy.
Pastors’ delegation of work to deacons should not lead to abdication of their duty to oversee.
There are many reasons why a church may want to consider an administrative pastor as its second (or third or fourth) hire.
Managing a church staff in wisdom is necessary for a joyful ministry.