We should consider implementing personal testimonies—the practice of remembering God’s wondrous works and celebrating his mighty deeds in our lives and churches.
It’s true. Confession could cost your reputation. It could result in an awkward conversation. But freedom in the gracious, holy light of God is priceless.
The two-pronged goal of an interview is to (1) disciple the person, and (2) discern whether their profession of faith in Jesus is credible. You want to disciple and discern.
It’s vital for older Christians to talk often with new Christians, making sure that in following Christ, they haven’t unduly harmed their relationship with their family.
About five years ago, I realized our members’ meetings were sleepy and overly informational. So we’ve changed them.
While caring for those who are suffering, many pastors are tempted to feel overwhelmed and under-qualified. If that’s you, pastor, here are five things to remember.
Here are eight maxims pastors ought to remember as they shepherd people through difficult bioethical decisions.
Have you ever thought that you, your house, and your time are not your own but rather God’s ordained way of escape for someone?
Practically, let’s talk about when and how pastors can guide dating or engaged couples through difficult conversations about past sexual sin.
Local churches ought to be the “safest space” for Christians to confess sins in general and sins tied to pornography in particular.
We need to foster better, more vertical accountability in our churches. How do we do that?
What would it mean to fight pornography together? What would it look like to cultivate a culture where leaders and members help one another?
The sting of pornography has struck many marriages. The way forward can feel confusing and demoralizing. But there’s hope.
“Men, what do you view on your screens when no one is watching?” This question will bury some women in shame.
Sexual wholeness is vital to healing, and these resources will help pastors better structure small groups in ways that facilitate a more open and safe place for people to come and share their experiences and struggles.