The work of pastoring is the work stewarding power. This book will help all pastors—and especially young ones—to do that well.
It’s tempting for a new pastor to show up with a laundry list of problems that need to be fixed. But that approach almost never works.
Mailbag #62: How to Encourage Attendance at Members’ Meetings; The Relationship between Baptism & Church MembershipBy Jonathan Leeman | 05.19.2017
— Could you provide some wisdom for how to handle situations where members are consistently neglectful of attending members’ meetings? — I understand that baptism should precede church membership. But must membership always follow baptism?
If you’ve served in a church with a plurality of elders, then you’ve felt tension over questions about how the “senior” pastor relates to other pastors.
How can I grow my church? If your answer doesn’t mention God’s Word, then you’re starting in the wrong place.
Two years into our church plant, we faced our first major crisis. Here are nine takeaway lessons on dealing with church conflict.
— Does God want some churches to die, regardless of how faithful the leaders are? — How would you counsel a couple where the husband views pornography because the wife has no interest in sexual relations, but is still upset by his actions?
Churches across North America are dying at an alarming rate. This book sheds light on ways to reverse that trend.
Kindness may be one of the most overlooked pieces of the fruit of the Spirit. But it shouldn’t be, for it takes us to the very heart of the gospel.
I’ve found a weekly service review to be one of the most effective tools in ministry for mentoring men and growing as a preacher.
Does your congregation look like the people who live around it? If not, does it matter? How important is it that a church reflects its surrounding community?
Pastors, we must use some of our best time, energy, and resources training up plumbers, lawyers, teachers, and bankers.
Authority is God’s good and dangerous gift. Therefore, it’s important for pastors and church leaders to exercise their authority well, and in doing so image God.
How do we know what makes a good pastor? Jonathan chats with Mark about what a pastor is, and what it means to take a pastoral approach to Christian ministry.