The hits and hurts that can come your way working in ministry are occupational hazards that can tear away at your soul, sap your enthusiasm, your creativity, and your missional stamina.
- February 06, 2014 |
Eugene Peterson's latest book, The Pastor: A Memoir honestly reveals how painful and lonely a life in ministry sometimes can be.
He knows he’s no more wonderful than anyone else. He is not on an ego-trip for Jesus. What a pastor needs is encouragement.
Unfortunately, many young pastors head into ministry with the perception that if they just give themselves to their congregations, then they will succeed in ministry. But they soon realize that they are not enough to satisfy the church.
It’s been fifty years since President Johnson declared a “War on Poverty.” So who won?
- January 28, 2014 |
Those aspiring to pastoral ministry oftentimes dream to the future to one day serve in that capacity and miss some very significant ways he can serve his wife now that he cannot once he becomes the pastor preaching every week.
- January 23, 2014 |
The preaching of the gospel is a powerful means of grace for the Christian, but is that your expectation?
- January 22, 2014 |
For more information about Bryan Chapell, visit: www.covenantseminary.edu or www.livingchristtoday.com
For more information about Christianity, visit: www.christianity.com
- January 22, 2014 |
How to be faithful as a seminary student.
- January 17, 2014 |
Feel free to use this material in your sermons and Bible studies.
- January 16, 2014 |
Biblical unity is about working through conflicts, avoiding slander and gossip, and being generous in spirit.
- January 14, 2014 |
An avalanche of comments from PKs revealed what it’s like to live in the shadow of the church. The opinions were pretty strong. And the hurt, deep.
- January 13, 2014 |
Social media can be your ministry’s best friend or worst enemy. But gone are the days when it can be ignored.
- January 10, 2014 |
We need more leaders. Or we need to better train the leaders we already have in our churches. Let me give you a few ideas about teaching leadership.
- January 09, 2014 |
Here are questions to ask, pastor, before you take a public stand on an issue that is facing your community.
- January 08, 2014 |
Poverty is one of the Bible's main topics. So, we must address it regularly from the pulpit. But let's do so with full awareness of how difficult the task is.
On the day of Pentecost, the disciples' confusion turned to conviction.
At the beginning of a new year, it may be worth praying that a new cultural trend will accompany the new calendar.
Out in the West Texas town of El Paso it wouldn’t be hard to find a cowboy church. We have them in my neck of the woods too; I met a guy the other day who started one down the road.
- December 18, 2013 |
Remember Jesus’ words, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick”? (Matthew 9:12).
- December 16, 2013 |