When a pastor has disqualified himself from his ministry, is he disqualified from ministry altogether? If so, for how long? Forever? Can he ever be restored? If so, how soon?
How should we respond we a public servant, an elder, or the preacher confesses to looking at pornography?
We should value trust more highly than agreement.
If I wanted to transition the church toward being elder-led, then I knew I faced a long, uphill struggle, if not outright war. So I did what my old pastor suggested. I had elders without having elders. Let me explain.
Simply put, this book isn’t meant to equip pastors for pastoral ministry to a depressed world. It’s a book for pastors who wrestle with depression themselves.
We need fewer men who feel “called” and more men who aspire to the office of elder.
In a healthy church, the relationship between elders and church members will be characterized by trust.
Consider these five categories of at-risk pastors.
If you currently pastor a congregation that has no qualified men other than yourself, then you should do two things: begin earnestly praying for such men and, second, perhaps reconsider if your standards are loftier than the Bible’s.
Book Review — Biblical Leadership: Theology for the Everyday Leader, edited by Benjamin Forrest and Chet RodenReview by Jeremy Kimble | 07.09.2018
Books on leadership abound. With so many resources on the topic, one wonders if there’s really anything new to say.
Classroom learning has severe limits in preparing one for the real world of work. Much of the skill in any vocation—ministry or otherwise—is only acquired on the job after years of experience.
One pastor reflects on more than 45 years of service in one place.
In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan Leeman sits down with pastors Jamie Dunlop and Bobby Jamieson to discuss their roles, and how their work complements Mark’s as the senior pastor.
Jonathan and Mark continue their conversation on elders’ meetings, exploring questions like: should elders require unanimity? What should a new pastor do when he inherits a contentious elder?