Pastors, we must use some of our best time, energy, and resources training up plumbers, lawyers, teachers, and bankers.
Authority is God’s good and dangerous gift. Therefore, it’s important for pastors and church leaders to exercise their authority well, and in doing so image God.
How do we know what makes a good pastor? Jonathan chats with Mark about what a pastor is, and what it means to take a pastoral approach to Christian ministry.
—Do the Scriptures obligate believers to follow their pastor so long as what he commands is not contravened by Scripture? —Should we nominate someone as an elder who will be leaving the church soon? »
How can a single pastor build a constructive counseling ministry in the context of the local church?
Given the cultural climate in the United States, it’s surprising to see how positively Paul speaks about being single.
Paul makes it clear in 1 Corinthians 7 that singleness is not a predicament that needs to be addressed, an emergency that needs attention, or a problem that needs to be solved.
A basic distinction between fact and interpretation is helpful when pastoring discontented singles.
As you shepherd those longing for a spouse, don’t miss the opportunity to listen, to comfort, and to speak truth in love.
Even the best things in life cannot fill a human being’s need for companionship.
Does “husband of one wife” disqualify single men from serving as elders?
What we all need are not more authoritarian preachers but more authoritative sermons.
— Can you explain your church’s “care list”? — Does marrying an unbeliever warrant church discipline?
Have you ever wanted to sit down with a trusted pastor, ask lots of questions, and listen to the answers he’s gleaned over 25 years of pastoral ministry experience?
Jonathan sits down with Mark to chat about receiving criticism well, the dangers of avoiding criticism altogether, and how to build into a church structures that cultivate a culture of giving and receiving godly criticism.