Sunday, May 19, 2019

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...

My Critics Are My Friends

No one gets into ministry with pure motives. How can I say this with such authority? I’ll provide one word of explanation—sin (Rom. 3:23). Sinless Jesus was...

7 Strategies for Leading Your Church Through Change

It has been said, there are only two guarantees in life, taxes and death, everything else is prone to change. This applies to churches...