Does Your Church Have the Right Model?
How to decide.
You would run a franchise and benefit from their tried-and-true systems. Like guard rails on an overpass, authority structures help pastors stick to the vision and values they hold dear.
The Success Affair
Why do so many adulterous relationships begin when ministry is going well?
3. Pastors themselves think they are doingfine. Because of the results they are seeing, pastors may sell their own soul a piece at a time for the sake of success.
Planting Disciple-Making Churches in the City
What does it take to grow healthy congregations in this hostile environment?
Pastors fear losing the cream of the crop in their church. Planting forces you to allow more people into the game. Do you have any advice for pastors wary of church planting?
3 Ways to Make Your Church a Healthier Place to Work
Is your staff experiencing a spiritual crisis right under your nose?
needs. I explained that although their ministry often happens before and after people arrive, it is no less important than the ministry done by the pastors.
A Brief History of Recent Movements
7 constants representing 2 commitments
And once you've told them ten times—tell them five hundred more...The problem is many pastors get bored of telling their own story—so they quit telling it.
10 Characteristics of Movemental Christianity
Moving from addition to reproduction.
that raised Jesus from the dead, and the Bible calls all Christians a “royal priesthood.” Yet, the disempowerment of church members simultaneously satisfies and disturbs many pastors.
The Pastoral Skill We Must Reclaim
Author Paul Pastor talks Christian formation in the Information Age.
is there with you. For pastors, focusing on presence with God might mean creating space in your schedule, finding balance, finding rest. But it might also
How I Leverage My Autism for Pastoral Ministry
My life-changing diagnosis forced me to learn myself—and my ministry role—all over again.
Called into Ministry. Then one day, just over one year after graduating college, God called me into ministry. I was frightened but intrigued. What could God possibly do with me?
Female Pastors Bring Hope to War-Torn Middle East Churches
Syria and Lebanon celebrate the historic ordination of a pair of faithful clergy.
Reporting | Church. Female Pastors Bring Hope to War-Torn Middle East Churches. Syria and Lebanon celebrate the historic ordination of a pair of faithful clergy.