Resources by Theme: Pastoral

Jun 15, 2015

Dan Darling on Writing Pastors

Should pastors be writers?

Should pastors be writers?

Jun 15, 2015

Spencer Plumlee on Mistakes New Preachers Make

What are some common mistakes young or new preachers make in preaching?

What are some common mistakes young or new preachers make in preaching?

Jun 15, 2015

Peyton Hill On Christ-Centered Leadership

What does Christ-centered leadership look like?

Series: Conversations

What does Christ-centered leadership look like?

Jun 15, 2015

David Prince on Christ-Centered Sermons

Why is it important for sermons to be Christ-centered?

Series: Conversations

Why is it important for sermons to be Christ-centered?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Frank Page

What is the one thing that the younger generation of pastors ought to know?

by Staff

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing that the younger generation of pastors ought to know?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Don Whitney

What is the one thing you would do to change the Christian’s devotional life?

by Staff

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing you would do to change the Christian’s devotional life?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Michael Kelley

What is the one thing pastors who write ought to remember?

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing pastors who write ought to remember?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Christine Hoover

What is the one thing you would say to encourage the pastor’s wife?

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing you would say to encourage the pastor’s wife?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Daniel Darling

What is the one thing you think the future generation of pastors ought to know?

Series: One Thing

We asked the ERLC's Daniel Darling, "What is the one thing you think the future generation of pastors ought to know?"

Jun 15, 2015

J.T. English on The Challenge of Discipleship in Larger Churches

What are some of the challenges large churches face in creating a discipleship culture?

We asked The Village Church's J.T. English, "What are some of the challenges large churches face in creating a discipleship culture?"

Jun 15, 2015

Dean Inserra on Getting Creative Without Obscuring the Gospel

How do you adorn the gospel with creative elements in worship without hindering it?

How do you adorn the gospel with creative elements in worship without hindering it?

Jun 15, 2015

Andrew Walker on The Church's Response to the Growing Cultural Crisis

What should the church know about how to handle the growing culture crises in America?

Series: Conversations

What should the church know about how to handle the growing culture crises in America?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Peyton Hill

What is the one thing the next generation of pastors needs to remember?

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing the next generation of pastors needs to remember?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Nathan Finn

What is the one thing you would stress to the first time pastor?

by Staff

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing you would stress to the first-time pastor?

Jun 15, 2015

Jason Hayes on The Forgotten Generation X

Whatever happened to Generation X?

Whatever happened to Generation X?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Greg Belser

If you could send a message to yourself in your first year of ministry, what is the one thing you would say?

Series: One Thing

"If you could send a message to yourself in your first year of ministry, what is the one thing you would say?"

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Nathan Rose

What is the one thing you would say to the pastor beginning a new work?

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing you would say to the pastor beginning a new work?

Jun 15, 2015

Russell Moore on Preparing a Church for Today's Culture

What are some practical things local churches should do to be prepared to be on mission in the new "exile?”

What are some practical things local churches should do to be prepared to be on mission in the new "exile?”

Jun 15, 2015

Peyton Hill on Christ-centered Leadership by Peyton Hill

FTC.CO asks Peyton Hill, "How does one become a Christ-centered leader?"

Jun 15, 2015

Russell Moore on The Mission of the Church

Has the mission of the mission of the church changed?

"Given the growing cultural hostility to Christianity, has the mission of the mission of the church changed?"

Jun 15, 2015

J.D. Greear on The Bible Belt

What is the one thing we need to remember about mission in the Bible Belt?

by Staff

Series: Mission Field Interviews

What is the one thing we need to remember about mission in the Bible Belt?

Jun 15, 2015

H.B. Charles Gives Advice to His Younger Self by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Series: Conversations

H.B. Charles, Jr. answers the question: "If you could give some advice to your younger self, what would it be?"

Jun 15, 2015

Adam McClendon on Counseling Troubled Marriages

What should pastors remember in counseling those in troubled marriages?

What should pastors remember in counseling those in troubled marriages?

Jun 15, 2015

Nathan Finn on Ethnic Diversity in The Church

What are some important things churches can do to work toward ethnic diversity in the congregation?

by Staff

"What are some important things churches can do to work toward ethnic diversity in the congregation?"

Jun 15, 2015

Nathan Lino on How Church Membership is About the Gospel

In what way is meaningful membership about the gospel?

Series: Conversations

In what way is meaningful membership about the gospel?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Russell Moore

What is the one thing you would say to the pastor concerned about cultural decline?

by Staff

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing you would say to the pastor concerned about cultural decline?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Brandon Shields

What is the one thing you would say is most important for the future of church planting?

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing you would say is most important for the future of church planting?

Jun 15, 2015

Tim Lubinus on The Mission Field of the Midwest by Tim Lubinus

Series: Mission Field Interviews

We asked Tim Lubinus, Executive Director of the Baptist Convention of Iowa, to describe the nation's Midwest region as a mission field.

Jun 15, 2015

Andrew Walker on Christian Ethics

Why should the average Christian care about the study of ethics?

Series: Conversations

Why should the average Christian care about the study of ethics?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Alvin Reid

What is the one thing you would tell first-time student ministers?

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing you would tell first-time student ministers?

Jun 15, 2015

A Goodbye to Youth Ministry by Mike Leake

As I find myself passing the student ministry baton off to others, I have laid out for them a simple philosophy of youth ministry. Perhaps it will be beneficial to you as well

Jun 14, 2015

The Gospel for Roman Catholics by A.D. Robles

Roman Catholics need the gospel for the same reason we all need it. We are all sinners with such a messed up and low view of how holy holiness really is that we think somehow through our own efforts we can attain it.

Jun 14, 2015

I'm Not Nervous (and That's Not Bad) by Adam McClendon

I regularly hear conference speakers claim that if someone isn’t nervous before they stand up to declare the words of God then something is wrong.  I'm not sure this is right.

Jun 13, 2015

Don't Just Have A Mission, Live Your Mission by Rob Trahan

Your church's vision must become more than just a catchphrase. It should be the embodiment of the way God is driving your church to achieve His mission.

Jun 12, 2015

Bruce Jenner's Tragic Misadventure by Thor Madsen

God can save us, one by one.  He can bring the awakening that we need, with all the good side-effects that would follow from it.  We’ve always known that, based on Scripture; and now, with each new headline, we can also feel its truth as never before.

Jun 12, 2015

4 Reasons to Preach Imprecatory Psalms by Russell L. Meek

It would make the preacher’s job a lot easier if these tough words appeared in the mouths of the wicked. Then we could just brush them aside -- "Nothing to see here, folks." So, sure, I get why people don’t preach these psalms. But here are four reasons why you should . . .

Jun 11, 2015

Letting the Bible Speak

Why Expository Preaching?

The power of an effective pulpit ministry is not determined by the rhetorical ability with which one preaches. Nor is it authenticated by the size of the congregation to which one speaks. The power of an effective ministry is determined by the faithfulness with which one seeks clearly, consistently, and courageously to proclaim the whole counsel of God.

Jun 11, 2015

Mapping a Pastoral Call, Part Four

Compulsion

Has God clearly impressed upon your heart and life in some way that the only course of life and action for you is to serve the Lord, even to the final drop of blood and the last breath of your lungs in laboring hard for the advance of the gospel? If not, please do something else.

Jun 10, 2015

The Church is Full of Orphans by John Wohlgemuth

What happens when someone gets lost in the crowd of church? They feel more like a number than a family member.

Jun 10, 2015

Paul's All-Purpose Pastoral and Missional Key by Jonny Woodrow

I’m not against strategies and tools. But what I’ve learned in the last few years is that Jesus hasn’t hidden anything from us. He is not at the Father’s side hoping we are clever enough to unlock the mystery of a healthy church.

Jun 8, 2015

When The Pastoral Thrill Is Gone by Brandon Shields

Let the thrill of ministry die away, and seek the presence of the thrill-giver through communion, solitude, service, and contentment, and you will find a world of new thrills all the time.

Jun 8, 2015

On Preaching and Public Invitations by Jason K. Allen

Should the sermon conclude with an invitation?

Jun 7, 2015

The Gospel For Mormon Missionaries by A.D. Robles

One of my elders and I confronted these Mormon missionaries with biblical fact after fact, all of which stood in conflict with their deeply held convictions. Nothing seemed to faze them. Except one thing . . .

Jun 7, 2015

Make Disciples, Not Clones by Steve Patton

Let's find ways to welcome and celebrate diverse cultural expressions among believers. To fail to do so is to rob God of the varying forms of worship due His name.

Jun 7, 2015

The Power of Music by Caleb Brasher

So when you sing on Sunday, make sure you are raising your hands and heart because of the words that you are singing and not simply because of the emotions that you are feeling.

Jun 7, 2015

The Decline of Biblical Languages by David Roach

Augustine of Hippo, the great theologian and North African bishop, said men who “speak the common tongue” need “two other languages for the study of Scripture: Hebrew and Greek.”

Jun 6, 2015

Why Ordination? by Rob Trahan

Since churches looking for pastoral candidates seem to be all the map when it comes to ordination, does it make sense for aspiring ministers to pursue it?

Jun 5, 2015

The Importance of the Pastoral "I Don't Know" by Jared C. Wilson

One of the most valuable sentences in a pastor's arsenal is "I don't know."