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Can Preachers Make an Impact in a Post-Christian World?
Herman Bavinck’s advice to 19th century pastors still holds true today.
If A Church Isn’t Growing, Should The Pastor Be Fired?
Nowhere does the Bible imply that a pastor is not being faithful if they don't hit certain levels of numerical increase.
Pastors, The Church Is Not Our Personal Platform
The church does not exist to give us an audience for our ideas, projects or egos. It exists to fulfill Christ’s purposes.
The Illusion Of Pastoral Control In A Small Church
If you’re a small church pastor who’s been frustrated with your inability to gain control of the church, stop trying. There's a better way.
Park Farthest Away: 5 Simple Pastoral Habits To Defy Our “Me First” Culture
Leadership is an opportunity to serve. Anyone who doesn’t see it that way is not a leader, just a boss.
I Grew Up in a Ministry Family—and I Hated It
But as I poured out my anger on the world, Jesus was waiting to pour out his perfect love.
10 New or Lesser-Known Female Theologians Worth Knowing
More and more evangelical women are pursuing higher education in theology. Here are a few you haven’t heard of yet.
Why "Get The Right People On The Bus" Doesn't Always Work For A Small Church Staff
People are not on the bus to get you to your destination; they are the destination. People worshipping Jesus and sharing His love with others.
No, A God-Sized Vision Doesn’t Need To Be Big And Scary
Faith and leadership are more about long stretches of waiting, wandering and wondering than massive, scary leaps.
The 3 Most Common Challenges Small Church Pastors Face – And How To Help
Small church pastors need friendship and encouragement. Especially from their peers in pastoral ministry.
A Woman’s Guide to Seminary
Ministry is serious business. These 9 steps are key to pursuing your training.
Small Church Pastors: A Tribute To The Forgotten Heroes
Is it possible that we have as much to learn from small church pastors as we have to teach them?
4 Steps To Start Moving From Teaching A Crowd To Equipping The Saints
Teaching requires two things: a competent instructor and receptive students. Equipping and discipling require much more.
The Biggest Mistake Teaching Pastors Tend to Make – And How To Correct It
Jesus didn’t tell us to teach students, he commanded us to make disciples.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Is Not a Ministry Guide Subscriber access only
The infamous pyramid was never an accurate description of how people act, let alone a guide to discipleship.
J. D. Greear Transformed His Church Through Missions. Can He Do the Same for the Southern Baptist Convention? Subscriber access only
The SBC presidential candidate wants to rejuvenate his denomination through missions.
Paige Patterson Apologizes ‘Especially to Women’
Southern Baptist seminary president acknowledges “inappropriate” and “hurtful” remarks.
Tim Keller, John Piper, and Andy Stanley Among the 12 ‘Most Effective’ Preachers
Baylor’s seminary asked homiletics experts to pick the top English-speaking sermon givers of today’s generation.
5,000 Pastors Rally to Defend Housing Tax Break Ruled Unconstitutional
Appeal: Exemptions do more than just save pastors $800 million a year.
Should Pastors Podcast Their Sermons? Subscriber access only
Experts weigh in.