Monday, April 23, 2018

When Training Men For Ministry, You Must Be Aware Of These Dangers

Coaching the next generation of pastors is critical for every generation that desires to see the continuation of healthy churches in the future. This...

Three Distortions That Can Destroy Your Ministry

There are certain things you can be absolutely sure of. The Cleveland Browns will always be the cellar dwellers of the AFC North. Rocky...

The Path To Pastoral Ministry Is A Path Of Forgiveness

When a guy is drafted into the NFL, he is keenly aware that his future includes some serious pain. He knows the summer workouts...

Finding Streams In A Desert Of Darkness

If you’re in a hard place right now, I can relate. The last four years have been the most difficult period of my entire...

When Honor Becomes Toxic

Toxic honor. You’ve seen it. I know I have. In fact I’ve done it. The public introductions that went way too long, the private...

Don’t Let Ambitions Be The Victim Of “Humility”

When we’re talking about humility and ambition we’re usually talking about a spiritual crime scene.  Ambition starts out in business with humility, but doesn’t...

Can Ambition Be Truly Humble?

It was the elephant in the room. One just can’t write a book on ambition without facing the hulking presence of humility. In the...

Important Ministry Lessons Learned In 2014

In a phrase that is often used more than pondered, George Santayana once said, "Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat...

A Prayer To Propel You Into The New Year

Whether you're an established pastor or just beginning your exploration of pastoral calling, let this prayer from The Valley of Vision encourage you. -- O Lord, Length of days...

I Feel Called to Ministry, But You Don’t Know What I’ve Done!

Have you ever wondered whether your past disqualifies you from ministry? Are there things you’ve done that make you think you’re unworthy to be...