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Caring Or Counting? The Pastoral Dilemma
When I’m pushing for numerical growth, I minister differently than when I’m caring for people. And not in a good way.
Pastor, Why Are You Hiding?
Sin-management strategies rarely work. It’s time to risk moving out from the shadows.
Why Current Church Trends Mean Very Little In Smaller Churches
Small church ministry isn’t about following trends, it’s about knowing people.
What Will I Preach This Sunday?! 6 Tools for Overcoming Preacher’s Block
Simple steps to help you prepare better, preach stronger and have a greater impact.
The 7 People Christians Trust More Than Their Pastors
Gallup’s latest poll finds Americans now believe clergy (at a record low) are nearly as honest and ethical as journalists (at a record high).
Prison Was My First Pulpit
Linda Barkman was incarcerated after the man she lived with murdered her toddler. But she turned hardship into ministry.
Jethro, Moses And The Hands-On Pastor
In a smaller church, we can’t equip others to do hands-on ministry unless we’re hands-on ourselves.
The Hard Truth About Pastors’ Pay
Why figuring out fair compensation for ministry leaders is difficult.
The 5 Biggest Dangers Of A Long-Term Pastorate – And How To Avoid Them
No pastor should ever stop learning – not if we hope to stay effective.
8 Benefits Of Investing A Lifetime Of Ministry Into One Congregation
Longevity builds trust, which gives people a better perspective on what does and doesn’t really matter.
Eugene Peterson Wanted to Know Your NameSubscriber Access Only
How, the late pastor asked, can you shepherd a flock you don't know?
He Led Churches in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp. Now He Waxes Floors.Subscriber Access Only
But in his spare time, a leading refugee pastor is mentoring immigrant ministry leaders across the country.
A Summit on Sexual Violence: Calling Men to Listen Well
Unfortunately, we’ve spent way more time discussing each gender’s roles than we have each gender’s souls.
These Pastors Loved America So Much, They Wanted It to Stay British
Why the Christian case against the Revolutionary War deserves better than mockery and neglect.
No, Pastor, We’re Not Always Right
More pastors get in trouble through pride and arrogance than maybe all other character deficits combined.
What Parents Need Most from Their Pastors After a Miscarriage
Pregnancy loss is more than a “difficult season.” It’s a death in the family.
Jan Peterson: My Life as a Pastor’s Wife
Eugene and I spent years serving others. Our giving often multiplied itself in unexpected ways.
Billy Graham Center Receives $1 Million Lilly Grant to Equip Leaders for Revitalization through Evangelism
Church revitalization is good. Church revitalization through evangelism is better (and our goal).
Died: Focus on the Family’s H. B. London, Who Inspired Pastor Appreciation
The popular “Pastor to Pastors” host passed away at 81 due to cancer.
Ministry Lessons from the Life of Eugene Peterson
9 church leaders share what they learned through his books, letters, and friendship.
Self-Control, the Leader’s Make-or-Break Virtue
Self-Control, the Leader’s Make-or-Break Virtue
Is it possible to build willpower like a muscle?
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