Saturday, August 18, 2018

How Much Should a Pastor Tell His Wife?

This article was originally published on The Gospel Coalition. Every church leader has been there. We arrive home after an excruciating meeting with someone whose...
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Tom Ascol on Being Faithful to the Local Church

What does it look like to faithfully serve a church for over 31 years? Dave and Jamin are joined today by Dr. Tom Ascol. Tom is...

3 Things I Know About Ministry Now That I’m Not In Ministry

Stephen Altrogge was the first AmICalled.com employee. He was, in fact, instrumental in starting the AIC site, launching the assessment, and Stephen has co-hosted...

Lay Elders Are Not the Shepherding JV Team

This article has also appeared on The Gospel Coalition. My leadership teeth were cut in a denomination where non-vocational elders didn’t exist. It wasn’t simply...

Mentoring Future Ministers Is a Community Project

When I first began mentoring young men who sensed a call to pastoral ministry, my approach was mostly one-on-one discipleship on steroids. I had...
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Dr. Carl Ellis, Jr. and Racial Justice

How Should Christians think about and deal with racial justice issues? Dave is joined by Dr. Carl Ellis, Jr. Carl is a pastor, author, the...

The Power of Knowledge & the All-Knowing God

“Knowledge is power,” or so they say. It’s a good saying, except for the fact that life is much more complex. Sometimes knowledge empowers; other...

How Should a Pastor or Church Leader View Parachurch Ministries?

  I’m a pastor. Cut me and I bleed local church. Cut the church and I’m spoilin’ to protect her. As a pastor, even the...

The Life-Giving Grace of a Broken Mentor by Zack Eswine

Recently I received some great news. My friend Zack Eswine – a gifted pastor and writer – is being encouraged by his local elders...

Why Leaders Must Wait for Those They Love

This article was originally published on The Gospel Coalition. As a leader, your heart breaks. It’s someone close to you—maybe a church member, a dear...