Hosting John McCain's Memorial Service
Pastor Noe Garcia shares his priorities for the late senator's funeral.
Today about the difficulty of balancing funeral logistics with spiritual responsibilities, his convictions about pastoring celebrities, and why he's excited to preach the gospel to everyone
Hey, Fletch: Should We Use Time Cards for Pastors?
When work ethic comes into question, is documentation a suitable solution?
Pastors want to work hard. They are driven by a gospel-centric desire to fulfill the Scriptures. Couple this drive with your church vision and the hard work gets done.
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
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
‘What Should I Do to Become a Pastor?’
I work for a seminary, but my advice for aspiring ministers doesn’t start there.
Behind-the-scenes roles help to form a pastor's character around the gospel, shaping them with humility and gentleness. First, the core motivation for ministry comes from the gospel.
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.
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
Confronting the Toxic Power in Me
High-profile stories of fallen pastors can distract us from ourselves or hold up a mirror to our souls.
everything else. I was using the pulpit to wield a kind of power that was antithetical to the gospel, yet in my mind it was all being done to the glory of God. I
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
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.
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?
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
Celebrating 50,000 Baptisms – No Matter How Many Churches It Takes
Saddleback Church deserves to be honored for baptizing 50,000 people over the last 38 years. But we should never limit our attention to churches with outsized numbers.
By those calculations, any church of 26 people that is faithfully preaching the gospel, reaching out to the community and baptizing 2 or 3 people per year is doing their part.