The 2018 CT Pastors Book Recommendations
Six recent books that will aid you in your ministry.
The Magnificent Story: Uncovering a Gospel of Beauty, Goodness, and Truth. By James Bryan Smith. I long to communicate the gospel with my congregation
3 Ways I’m Nurturing My Emotional Intelligence
A heart moved by the gospel will be stirred with empathy for others.
3 Ways I'm Nurturing My Emotional Intelligence. A heart moved by the gospel will be stirred with empathy for others. Costi 1. Reflect on the gospel daily. Nothing
In Defense of the Children’s Sermon
How we’ve made those five minutes of our service some of the most influential—for kids and adults.
basement. He opened the Bible and spoke the gospel into the lives of us all, young and old. grace. Only the gospel can fuel true change in a person's life.
Leading Fearlessly in a Changing Culture
Popular blogger and pastor Trevin Wax discusses how a marginalized church can actually be more effective.
That feeling of being overwhelmed is fine. But we need to respond by getting our gospel bearings. That's when you focus on the gospel. We also need some perspective.
God’s Crowdsource in East Harlem
This church is building relationships and contributing to economic shalom by supporting local businesses.
We're like information booths for purveyors of gospel choirs and smothered chicken. On any given Sunday you might hear me say, “Welcome to Metro.
What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors
For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange.
Signature Aspects of the Gospel. Are certain aspects of the gospel emphasized more in the US than in their country of origin? Different Types of Resistance to the Gospel.
Comparison Is Stealing Your Joy
Five practical tips to fight back
hand. And Peter's last recorded words to Jesus in the Gospel of John are, “Lord, what about him?” after hearing an unsettling word about his own future.
From Performer to Pastor
An interview with gospel singer—and pastor—CeCe Winans Love
From Performer to Pastor. An interview with gospel singer—and pastor—CeCe Winans Love. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 4. Image: Provided by CeCe Love. 0; tweet; email; print.
Changing the Conversation about Holiness
Jess Connolly on calling, co-leading a church, and challenging people to be more in awe of God
releases today. She and her husband, Nick, co-lead Gospel Community, a four-year-old church plant of 150 in Charleston, South Carolina. As many
Sabbath Is More than Rest
Everyone wants a break and more time off, but Sabbath offers more.
in practicing Sabbath. As a new believer, I took the Ten Commandments as gospel and thought a lot about what it means to keep it holy. For me, that
Disillusioned by the Church
When organizational culture makes you wonder if you belong
interpretations or understandings of critical terms (eg, traditionally common words and phrases that are defined differently by the user, such as “team,” “missional,” “gospel,” or “authority
Why Churches Lose Their Way
Joe Thorn discusses how congregations can rediscover the biblical basis of who they are and what they’re called to do.
They get sidetracked by good issues that become their priority rather than the gospel and the task of making disciples. Do we need greater clarity on the nature of the gospel?
Reflections On My Last Conversation With David Mainse (1936–2017)
David Mainse was an innovator who used whatever technology would help him reach the greatest number of people for Jesus.
Jesus. Innovation For The Sake Of The Gospel. The other. His eyes lit up as he shared his latest ideas about communicating the gospel in new ways. Most
When Your Calling Feels Like Death
Doing God's will, even in ministry, isn't always fun and flourishing.
23). “For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it” (Mark 8:35).
The Resurrection: Good News vs Fake News (An Easter Sermon Idea)
The first challenge to the truth of the gospel wasn’t a competing idea or argument. It was the planting of a fake news story.
The first challenge to the truth of the gospel wasn't a competing idea or argument. It was the planting of a fake news story. The Gospel Is Good News. Christianity is an event-based faith.