What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors
For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange.
What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors. I interviewed pastors currently ministering in the United States who were raised and came to faith in another country.
CT Pastors’ Top 17 Articles of 2017
This year’s best practical solutions and stories of ministry failure, temptation, and encouragement.
CT Pastors' Top 17 Articles of 2017. This ministry. Other pastors' failures paint a picture of God's ability to use even the most flawed individuals for his purposes.
5 Ways to Avoid Pastoral Burnout in 2018
From cleaning out your inbox, to scheduling help, to rethinking your motives, we're here to help you combat pastoral exhaustion.
Take a vacation. All pastors need rest and vacation. And the pastors who need them most—pastors of struggling congregations and church plants—often can afford it least.
6 Ways to Start Mentoring in 2018
Find out how to navigate generational differences, build their confidence, and prepare for rejection.
More than a single sermon or a word of wisdom, the mentors of these nine influential pastors displayed lives of committed discipleship and dedication to their calling. Brace for rejection.
How Podcasting Hurts Preaching
Sermons belong in church, not our earbuds.
They also want to spare you the solitary hell of a daily commute that amounts to hours stuck in traffic each week. (For the few who sincerely can't make it on Sunday, pastors should also
When You're a Pastor Who Suffers from Depression
What the story of Elijah (and psychological research) tells us about how to cope.
In seminaries and in churches, professors and seasoned pastors alike often play the part of weathered sheriffs in an old western, warning their young successors of the dangers that lie
CT Pastors’ Hidden Gems of 2017
In case you missed them, here are 10 of our editors’ favorite articles from the past year.
CT Pastors' Hidden Gems of 2017. Neither death threats nor tepid response discouraged two pastors from praying over every murder site in their city for years.
6 Ways to Lead Your Church Well in 2018
How to raise up new leaders, cast vision, and plan for the new year.
We're here to help. Below is the best advice from CT Pastors on leading your church well. We asked 10 pastors how they pray for their churches. Set clear goals.
Building Bridges of Witness in Turkey
To be Turkish is to be Muslim.
are modest. Pastors are reluctant to teach tithing because of a frequent accusation among Muslims that Christians pay a person to convert. The common
Live First, Lead Second
Pastors have a significant impact on the evangelistic temperature of their church.
Pastors have a significant impact on the evangelistic temperature of their church. As pastors and leaders, a good part of what we teach others should come straight from Scripture.
Feeling the ‘Ugh’ at Christmastime
Can your church be honest about heartache this Advent?
Feeling the 'Ugh' at Christmastime. Can your church be honest about heartache this Advent? Mandy Smith. 0; tweet; link. share; share; share. expand: email; print. Image: NatalyaAksenova
Feed the Flock
A food-service ministry can be a great way to reach people.
Feed the Flock. A food-service ministry can be a great way to reach people. Carol Stratton. 0; tweet; link. share; share; share. expand: email; print. We recommend
What Your Pastor Really Wants for Christmas
This year, forego the gift cards and get them something they’ll really appreciate.
When we asked pastors what they wanted for Christmas, most of their answers fell into one of three categories: appreciation, rest, and time. 1. Books, Books, Books. Pastors love books.
I'm an Evangelical Ecumenist? What Does That Even Mean?
Working with other believers on common issues
I've spoken at the national meetings of 50 different denominations and I train pastors, evangelists, lay leaders, professionals, and church planters from all different denominations.
Top 10 Posts of 2017
It's that time of year.
As someone who was, until recently, a SBC-related employee, and who just spoke at the Pastors Conference that preceded last night's business meeting, I watched a lot of this unfold.