As immigrant churches pursue greater independence among their various language congregations, the goal is not simply to have separate churches so that we can cross our t’s and dot our ecclesiological i’s. That’s only half the picture.
If we’re going to help our people, we pastors must cultivate humility.
The more I studied Scripture and watched pastors I respected, I became convinced that pastors have the opportunity and responsibility to train other pastors.
How should pastors think about their own use of social media?
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.
If you deprive yourself of God’s gift of pastor-friends, you might find yourself increasingly isolated and discouraged.
Listen to these points with a discerning ear and apply them by grace as they relate to you.
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.
Have you ever met a growing Christian who is self-consciously choosing not to join a church? In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever about the vital necessity of joining a local church.
Episode 132: On Teaching Your Church about Issues Related to Race (with Jeff Brown, James Miles, and Mark Vroegop)By J. Miles, J. Brown, J. Leeman, M. Vroegop | 06.09.2020
Should pastors try to educate their church about issues related to race and racism? If so, how?
Conversations about politics are often emotionally charged. We disagree because our consciences are calibrated differently. So how can we still love each other?
When you and your fellow pastors don’t think unanimously about a practical shepherding issue, you should disagree with your fellow pastors with love and respect and without any anger or bitterness.
What are churches’ rights and responsibilities as they consider reopening?
Pastoring in a Pandemic, Episode 16: COVID-19 & The Crisis of Christian Conscience (with Andy Naselli)By A. Naselli, J. Leeman | 05.25.2020
COVID-19 has presented a host of issues over which well-meaning Christians will disagree. Moving forward, our churches need to be filled with humble Christians who have biblical understanding of the conscience. Jonathan Leeman and Andy Naselli discuss.
Pastoring in a Pandemic, Episode 12: Lessons from the Future—Talking to a House Church Pastor in East AsiaBy Jonathan Leeman | 05.19.2020
Join us as Jonathan Leeman chats with a house church pastor in East Asia about lessons he’s learned through the COVID-19 pandemic.