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Why Doesn't My Church Have a Singles Ministry?

Does your church have a thriving singles ministry? Or is the leadership fumbling for excuses?

"Spontaneous" Baptisms

There has been much talk of late about “spontaneous” baptisms. As a result, some have questioned whether it should be offered at all. So should it?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • April 30, 2014 |
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Sister Sarah & The Bell: Lessons for the New Pastor

How does a new pastor learn about a congregation? It starts with discovering the stories already in the church.

  • William H. Lamar IV |
  • April 28, 2014 |
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How to Measure Your Ministry by Biblical Standards

You work hard to do your best in ministry, but is it accomplishing much? Here are five essential principles for doing ministry biblically.

God, the Gospel, and the Gay Challenge -- A Response to Matthew Vines

In God and the Gay Christian, Vines argues that “Christians who affirm the full authority of Scripture can also affirm committed, monogamous same-sex relationships.”

The Friendship That Changed the Church—And the World

In the 1970’s, an unlikely friendship formed that would catalyze the movement that moved our influential pastors to become leaders.

Depression and the Ministry

Pastor Bill and his wife Lisa had a growing church and a good marriage, but something was wrong. For over six months Bill felt tired much of the time.

  • Association of Biblical Counselors |
  • April 18, 2014 |
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How Not to Minister to the Hurting

Unfortunately, you will not believe what some well-meaning Christians say to a bereaved parent or the family member of someone tragically injured.

Preachers Should Be Like Naughty Kids

Unless the faith of preachers is in Christ alone–-and not in any other person, ecclesiastical institution, theological system, moral prescription, or master recipe for human loveliness–they will be of very little use in the pulpit.

  • Tullian Tchividjian |
  • April 16, 2014 |
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Teachability

I’ve found myself talking increasingly about the defining character trait of those who join and grow with an organization; the defining mark of someone who truly succeeds.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • April 15, 2014 |
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3 Keys to Training Up Leaders in Your Church

It is the responsibility of the local church to train, affirm, and send pastors into ministry. Seminaries and colleges are significant aids to this end, but they cannot replace the church.

When Your Pastor Fails: 5 Biblical Facts

Bob Coy resigned as pastor of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale after an unspecified "moral failing." For all of us who have been wounded by a minister, I'd like to highlight five biblical facts.

8 Benefits to Bivocational Ministry

"Bivocational" simply means that the minister must work a second job in addition to serving a church. It does not mean that the minister is "part-time."

6 Ways to Manage Easter Expectations

This is not a game. Not a show. And perfection? Not a chance. So before Easter arrives, now is the time to manage expectations.

The Pressure of Easter Preaching

Pastor, do you feel a pressure on Easter unlike other Sundays? What if we simply preach that Christ was crucified, buried and rose again?

57 Good Friday/Easter Sermons

Use these biblical resources to help prepare for this weekend.

Confessions of an Insignificant Pastor

"80 percent of pastors quit the ministry in their first five years, and 1,200 ministers leave the ministry each month. Who ministers to the pastor today? Where does the minister go for help?" --Mark Elliott, author of Confessions of an Insignificant Pastor

How Do I Prepare a Sermon for a Funeral?

A funeral sermon should not exceed 20 minutes and should highlight these three categories, preferably expounded from Scripture...

Is an Online Church Really a Church?

Should churches make it possible to “attend” without ever leaving your house?

The Top 12 Things for a Pastor to Remember Just Before Sunday Morning Worship

This is the moment the preacher has had on his mind and heart all week long. Now, he has done this for years, and by now you would think he's got it down to a science and he can do this blindfolded--lead worship, read scripture, offer prayers, preach the Word, inspire the congregation--but not so. This is not like anything else anyone on the planet does.

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Example: "Gen 1:1" "John 3" "Moses" "trust"
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