Brothers, we have permission to set aside our next sermon, open the Book, and simply tend to our own heart for an unhurried season each day.
When I was interviewing with Capitol Hill Baptist Church before they called me to be their pastor, someone asked me if I had a program or plan to implement for growth. Here’s how I responded.
When the ministry is going well, remember that tomorrow’s setbacks and reversals will be bent around in God’s mighty hands into yet more blessing.
What should we remember when tragedy overwhelms us, or when we lose our way in confusion, or when we seem unable to please anyone and the congregation is stiff and cold—or even walking out?
Of all the places where people should hear that they are loved, they should hear it in the church—especially from their pastor.
Do pastors need to care about administration?
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.
Pastors can neither be people-pleasers on the one side, nor take pleasure in hurting people on the other. A loving courage for the sake of the final blessedness of the flock is the goal.
Listen to these points with a discerning ear and apply them by grace as they relate to you.
In his letter to Timothy, Paul spends more ink on pastoral godliness than he does on giftedness.
I love my dad and I’m writing to honor him. But I also want to commend his example to other pastors.
Pastoring in a Pandemic, Episode 3: Thinking through the Dilemma of Gathering Again with Michael LawrenceBy J. Leeman, M. Lawrence | 05.06.2020
Jonathan Leeman chats with Michael Lawrence, the senior pastor of Hinson Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon, about the dilemma of our churches gathering again.
Pastor, when it comes to helping your people in their evangelism, patiently and faithfully encourage them!
We asked pastors how they’d been serving their non-Christian neighbors since the pandemic disrupted regular ministry.