Lately I’ve been thinking about what makes a “great” preacher. The answer must necessarily be subjective.
We don’t just have Sunday School, Junior Church, AWANA, and other programs just because “that’s the way we have always done it.” For us, our children’s ministry has a mission.
Burnout can occur in the physical, emotional, and spiritual areas of life. Sometimes it affects only one or two of these areas, but it often takes its toll in all three, as it did with Elijah.
Frankly, the time to stand side by side with our brothers and sisters in Christ is now! We can not and must not be silent. The extinction of Christians in the Middle East must not happen on our watch.
I want to encourage some of Christ's smaller churches who are struggling. Before I begin with the first post in this series, allow me to clarify what I mean by "small."
Do you need more preschool workers to serve children? Do you need more greeters to greet? Here are five reasons people might not be volunteering at your church.
If we are to fulfill the Great Commission when it comes to single fathers, it will mean getting messy.
Dr. Roger answers the dozens of emails he has received to explain why President Obama is not the Antichrist.
The importance of living and expressing gratitude
Having participated in two church plants as a planter, and now working with church planters on a regular basis in a coaching capacity, I know firsthand the fears associated with planting a church. It’s a leap of faith and one God is calling many to these days.
A spiritual infant looks and acts a lot like human infants. They’re self-centered, cry-babies, impatient, helpless, noisy, and messy.
Dr. Roger looks a the causes and consequences of America's national debt.
One of the least talked about, but absolutely crucial areas to explore, is church structure. How are decisions made? How is leadership allowed to function?
Every pastor needs someone they can go to when they need counsel, when they are struggling, and when ministry gets discouraging and they need someone to remind them of God’s call upon their life.
If the time you spend in worship each weekend at church seems like it’s missing something, you may not be worshiping the way God wants you to worship.
It’s clear to me that one of the most prevalent afflictions might be termed a church’s “culture of complacency.” Complacency has to do with self-satisfaction, a sense of contentment regarding the state of things.
What simple changes could you make in your own life to have more money available to give to the Lord and His purposes?
Do you get jealous when the church across grows faster than yours? Do you secretly compete with others in your church for ministry opportunities?
Don't think you have ministry idols? Think again.
- September 18, 2013 |