Should pastors be writers?
What are some common mistakes young or new preachers make in preaching?
What does Christ-centered leadership look like?
Why is it important for sermons to be Christ-centered?
What is the one thing that the younger generation of pastors ought to know?
What is the one thing you would do to change the Christian’s devotional life?
What is the one thing pastors who write ought to remember?
What is the one thing you would say to encourage the pastor’s wife?
We asked the ERLC's Daniel Darling, "What is the one thing you think the future generation of pastors ought to know?"
We asked The Village Church's J.T. English, "What are some of the challenges large churches face in creating a discipleship culture?"
What is gospel-centered teaching?
How do you adorn the gospel with creative elements in worship without hindering it?
What should the church know about how to handle the growing culture crises in America?
What is the one thing the next generation of pastors needs to remember?
What is the one thing you would stress to the first-time pastor?
Whatever happened to Generation X?
"If you could send a message to yourself in your first year of ministry, what is the one thing you would say?"
What is the one thing you would say to the pastor beginning a new work?
What are some practical things local churches should do to be prepared to be on mission in the new "exile?”
FTC.CO asks Peyton Hill, "How does one become a Christ-centered leader?"
"Given the growing cultural hostility to Christianity, has the mission of the mission of the church changed?"
What is the one thing we need to remember about mission in the Bible Belt?
H.B. Charles, Jr. answers the question: "If you could give some advice to your younger self, what would it be?"
What should pastors remember in counseling those in troubled marriages?
"What are some important things churches can do to work toward ethnic diversity in the congregation?"
In what way is meaningful membership about the gospel?
What is the one thing you would say to the pastor concerned about cultural decline?
Describe the mission field of the Midwest.
What is the one thing you would say is most important for the future of church planting?
We asked Tim Lubinus, Executive Director of the Baptist Convention of Iowa, to describe the nation's Midwest region as a mission field.
Why should the average Christian care about the study of ethics?
What is the one thing you would tell first-time student ministers?
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 . . .
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.
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.
What happens when someone gets lost in the crowd of church? They feel more like a number than a family member.
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.
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.
Should the sermon conclude with an invitation?
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 . . .
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.
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.
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.”
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?
One of the most valuable sentences in a pastor's arsenal is "I don't know."