If you deprive yourself of God’s gift of pastor-friends, you might find yourself increasingly isolated and discouraged.
In my decade of pastoring, I’ve undergone a shift in the sources of my joy.
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?
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.