I have neither felt underutilized nor overburdened. I am neither bored nor burnt-out. I am only grateful.
Jesus teaches in Matthew 7:6 that loving others involves exercising discernment. And sometimes discernment results in prayerful silence.
Our editorial manager Alex Duke sat down with author Andy Johnson to talk about his new book Missions and the importance of being intentional in our missionary endeavors.
Among young pastors and church planters, there’s no less than a deluge of pressure to give every waking moment to our churches, to the neglect of our families. But brothers, it should never be so.
We may share the gospel a thousand times, and never see a convert. It’s our job to be faithful. The rest is up to God.
What role should cross-cultural church planters play in a new church plant?
The theological root of so much burnout is a failure to believe in the sovereignty of God. We simply don’t trust God to do the work that only he can do.
If you know a pastor, he likely feels overworked and exhausted; he’d be greatly helped by this book.
Mark Dever recently sat down with hymn writer and musician Keith Getty to talk about music for the church. Listen to the interview below.
It’s not always a good thing for someone to have their “rough edges” knocked off. A man or woman can have character and rough edges, while still keeping their effectiveness for ministry.
The problem with evangelistic programs is that they often make you feel like you’ve done evangelism—when you actually haven’t.
We often assume church planting requires more entrepreneurial skills than other pastoral contexts. Is that a fair assumption?
An enchantment with the city isn’t the same as a biblical love for the city, and it won’t sustain you in the long run.
How do you serve the Lord as a church planter while broke?
By developing other leaders who can teach, disciple, evangelize, counsel, and shepherd the flock, you raise up others who can care for the health of all the church members.