The Pastoral Power of Undivided Attention
Lee Eclov on why coffee, home visits, and personal prayer will always be at the heart of ministry.
How One Rogersville Church Aided in Carlie Trent's Rescue
Pastor: “The longer things went unsolved, the bigger the burden.”
Should a Church Set Goals?
5 reasons, despite the resistance, to set goals rather than merely to make plans.
Our Best on the Pastor’s Role
10 tools to clarify who you are and what you do as a pastor.
3 Ingredients for Success
Essential elements for life, work, and leadership.
Ten Commandments of Conflict and Crisis
Keeping the inevitable from doing the irreparable.
The Crowning Ministry of My Life
What a lifelong minister is still learning about caring.
The Ever-Broadening Role of the Pastor
Over the centuries, shepherding a flock has gotten a bit more complicated.
ABCs of the Pastoral Role
What you never expected to do when you first sensed God’s calling.
When Tragedy Left Six Kids Orphaned, This Church Stepped In
Within 48 hours, the congregation suddenly lost two of its most active members—and the kids lost their parents.
Leaders and Lederhosen
Rediscovering the power of local Christian traditions
Bonhoeffer’s Answer to Political Turmoil: Preach!
The German theologian’s words about fear ring remarkably true today.
Letters with the Mosque Next Door
How a budding friendship between a pastor and an imam brought a community together.
Church Leadership for Panicked Souls
Sometimes, our church can feel like a battlefield.
Drawing Your Sermon
How sketching diagrams, images, and “cluster corners” enlivened my sermon prep.