Being around the flock helps them see what our message looks like in real life.
Some ask, "Do we really need another church?" The better question is, "Are there still lost people in our communities?"
The way some people talk about prayer owes more to New Age spirituality and witchcraft than biblical Christianity.
We do not have editorial authority over the message.
We are to make indentions, impressions, dents, whatever, upon the mind and heart by preaching the Word of God.
Pastors, find fuel for patience in the power of the gospel.
Because the Spirit doesn’t give strength for disobedience, He isn’t going to help perpetuate a myth of “Super Pastor.”
Imagine what could happen if your church started sending overseas those members who love and serve the church best.
Others can do the work to study and reframe the truths of God’s Word for you, but you’ll then miss the riches and rewards that come from hard work and study of the Word for yourself.
You are encouraged to love one another as Christ has loved you, and a key way that happens is through the extension of merciful strength and aid in the face of failure.
There are lots of distractions from and temptations to discard a commitment to gospel-centeredness. Here are just eight . . .
Hosted by Jared Wilson, this new podcast from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary features reflections and conversations aimed at encouraging leaders in gospel ministry.
God does not answer prayers that are motivated by selfish ambition, misplaced priorities, or worldly passions.
Simple math tells us that it is faithful, ordinary, anonymous lay people who make up the vast majority of the churches around the world.
Defend your people’s freedom in Christ with your life if necessary. But do not impinge on their freedom, even if you think it’s for their own good.
Plurality is possible. God commands it. Let’s pursue it and protect it.
Most of the pastors I know garner my trust and respect and deserve my prayers and support.
Part 1 of a 4-part series on leadership and rest.
Sex simply cannot sustain the weight of our culture's expectations.
As pastors, should care more about getting the Bible right than simply feeling like we’re right.
Moving to a plurality of pastors is a good goal that is worth pursuing, but it’s important to not get in a rush.
We asked Dan Darling, "How should a church decide which, if any, parachurch ministries to support?"
You must get this right.
70 percent of 18–22 year-olds stop attending church for at least one year, and a majority of 20 year-olds leave church, often never to return.
The truth of the matter is that there is no ground for creativity that comes close to the intellectual fertility of Christian theology.
The line between noble intentions and prideful purposes is so difficult to see that it's easy for us to cross.
Whenever true disciples are added to the church, the gospel has been proclaimed.
We ask H.B. Charles, "What are the pastor’s most important weekly tasks?"
If you’re a leader, others might have been involved in the mistake, but they were likely following your lead.
In prayer we are able to find comfort in the arms of our Father, trusting that he is working all things for the good of those who he loves, especially those he has entrusted to our pastoral care.
If you are only taking notes during the sermon because you feel you must, because you treat the sermon like a lecture or "lesson," I would encourage you to reconsider.
Abundant religious activity cannot mask a rebellious heart at the last day.
While we must fight against the oppression and violence that women experience around the world, we must be careful not to venture beyond that into a realm of self-exalting and unbiblical femininity.
There is no such thing as a pastor who knows only the burden of leadership or only the sweat of service.
We will be as prayerful as we are cognizant of our own weakness.
It is Jesus who is available to you 24/7, and I'm not him.
If we strive to build up one another in our ministries and tune into other people’s feelings, we can help the body of Christ feel unashamed for the call given to them by God.
We should strive to preach our best sermons in overseas contexts.
If conservatives have lost the culture war and the American church is in decline, what is there for evangelicals to be encouraged by?
Walk where Edwards and Whitefield walked, visit everywhere from Yale to Harvard and coastal Maine to rural Vermont, meet with local pastors and church planters, and even enjoy some local eateries and coffee.
While important matters call for our earthly attention, we cannot forget that the church's unique commission is to promote a kingdom that cannot be shaken.
We ought to be the most hospitable toward the sojourners among us.