The relationship between the church member and their pastor is to be one that reflects a shared partnership in ministry together.
Prayer is just as important for the preparation of the sermon as it is for the delivery of it.
The pastor must be firmly committed to the truth while maintaining a tone that is consistent with the truth. In other words, truth and tone go hand-in-hand.
Many pastors don’t prioritize their own personal development because of other pressing concerns. Long-term this is bad for them and for their church.
The language of being “called to ministry” often brings with it the need for clarifying questions. What does it mean to be called? Who calls you? How do you know you are called? This book will prove helpful.
Pastors and church members should rightly be excited about surprising developments and demonstrations of grace but they should never become unimpressed or familiar with the ordinary means of grace that God has provided.
Thousands of churches close their doors each year. Think about that for a minute. When churches close there is a haunting hush of a lamp being extinguished in a community. This is heartbreaking. This book helps equip us for what to do about this troubling epidemic.
This gospel is so gloriously appropriate. It is the calibration for all of life. It instructs marriages and wipes away the widows tears. It humbles the proud and strengthens the weak. And in every situation it asserts itself as the beautiful sufficient, ultimate priority of all of life. The gospel is gloriously versatile.
Pastors spend a lot of time in a chair but it is probably more than they need to. Here are some tips for a more healthy, efficient ministry.
Pastors can often become discouraged, wondering if they are making a difference. The Bible reminds us of the true measurement for a preacher and how he can be liberated to joyfully trust and serve God in the ministry.