What do you do when a major cultural event that does not represent your values threatens to hijack your activities?
I'm not suggesting that we don't need to organize for Bible study and outreach. But do we really agree with the Apostle Paul that it is "God who gives the growth"?
I've made several stupid mistakes in church leadership. Fortunately, the list of ones I've made is shorter than it would have been had I not learned from the mistakes of others.
Pastors routinely come to Saturday wondering what happened to the last five days. And where is that sermon you have to preach tomorrow morning?
- October 29, 2012 |
Dr. Roger tackles some of his most frequently asked questions regarding homosexuality.
- October 29, 2012 |
There is a tremendous influence exerted by the life of one individual. No matter who you are, you occupy a place of influence.
- October 28, 2012 |
There is a lot of debate over the tools and methods of discipleship but there is no debate over the value of three to four men connecting for the purpose of spiritual growth.
- October 27, 2012 |
The subtle danger of legalism
- October 24, 2012 |
Is Christianity dying out in American? Ph.D researcher and practicing evangelical Christian Ed Stetzer says, "Not so fast."
- October 23, 2012 |
I am an expository preacher, and I am also a Pentecostal. Admittedly, these two categories are not often used in the same sentence.
I was recently asked four compelling questions by Outreach magazine related to the future of the church. They were specific, and as a result, forced me to galvanize quite a bit of "wide" thinking into a concise format.
Now is the time to plan for a fall festival or an alternative to Halloween for your community.
Joe McKeever offers seven tips for pastors who want to do right in the matter of race relations.
- October 16, 2012 |
Don’t be afraid to plunge into the mess of leading a small group at your church. Here’s how you can discover and fulfill the potential for growth that’s there.
- October 15, 2012 |
Death is nothing to fear; in fact, we Christians can look forward to it with anticipation.
- October 11, 2012 |
Recently I was asked to give a conference address on “Positive Leadership.” It got me thinking about how many different kinds of pastoral leadership I’d come across in my ministry.
- October 10, 2012 |
Can it be true that we no longer read? Could this explain why many churches struggle to recruit leaders for various ministry needs?
- October 08, 2012 |
The pathway to being lost in the middle of your own ministry story is a road that has been traveled by many. Inspecting their journey can help you understand yours.
- October 04, 2012 |
It's not the IRS that keeps us from "speaking up" as some think we should. It's mission.
- October 03, 2012 |