Pastor serve many roles in the life a church. Learning to play the role that's needed now.
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Understanding the brain helps us preach more effectively.
Discernment is the Christian name for a healthy immune system.
Christians have adopted a series of postures - condemning, critiquing, copying and consuming - toward culture. But, are these postures healthy?
Pastoral ministry means living in the gap between theology and the marketplace.
Supporting your spouse's ministry isn't one-size-fits-all.
A haunting question that burns bright at Advent.
The churches who practice vocational discipleship (and practice it well) are those that incorporate the faith/work discussion into the congregations' ordinary life.
How can a pastor offer discipleship for those who work in vocations with which the pastor is unfamiliar?
Our editors have compiled our best on Pastor's Role topics from the archives. Here you'll find ground-breaking, honest, wise coverage that sets Leadership Journal apart.
What makes a pastor a pastor?
Gordon MacDonald compares the role of pastor with that of the shepherd in Psalm 23, concluding that delivering a sermon is not the most important element of the pastor/shepherd's ministry.
We're familiar with pastors and teachers, but today's world needs a leadership team that includes three biblical but forgotten functions.
Our ministry landscape has plenty of teachers and shepherds but too few apostles, prophets, and evangelists.
What Iraq taught me about living the Presence.
A military chaplain reflects on his opportunity to help soldiers experience the presence of God in the midst of war. This sobering message is a reminder that every day brings opportunities to reveal God to others.
In this interview, Mark Driscoll and David Nicholas discuss differing approaches to ministry, the importance of evangelism, and why adaptability is key for pastors.