Thursday, July 19, 2018

Pastors and the Hobby-less Life

If you’ve started a church before, you know the pressure, excitement and urgency. Once the boxes are unpacked, it’s time to get to work. Shortly...

9 Reasons Why You Should Allow Other Elders to Preach

Written by: Joel Brooks This article was originally published on the Sojourn Network. Pastoral plurality in the local church is not just the biblical norm, it...

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...

Pastoring Your Church After the Trigger is Pulled

  Tucked away in 1 Chronicles is a curious description of a certain family of leaders – a line of mysterious men that traces all...
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Stumbling Blocks & Temptations of Pastors

For pastors and individuals in ministry, or who aspire to ministry, there can be a variety of temptations and stumbling blocks that they may...

How Do We Know When It’s Time to Let Go? (Part I)

The following article is an excerpt from Letting Go, a book I wrote with Paul Gilbert that was recently published by Zondervan. This is Part Three...

Built Up During A Beatdown

3am. Startled awake. Can’t sleep. Wide awake. Random pain didn’t wake me up. It wasn’t a rock thrown through our window (although that definitely happened...

Preacher’s Toolkit: What Role Does the Spirit Play in My Preaching?

This article was original published on The Gospel Coalition. The moment arrives. Whispering a prayer for grace, the preacher stands and moves toward the front. He...

Hope Deferred & The Pastor-In-Waiting

“What do I do while I wait?”  It’s a question I’ve heard dozens of times.  Trained men, ready to rumble for the gospel, can...

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...