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A Pastor's Prayer for Believers
Being called to ministry includes a call to pray for those to whom we’re ministering. That’s usually easy to identify when the prayer requests are for temporal basics such as health or finances....
Friday, November 15, 2019
5 Things Your Kid Should Understand before She Gets Her First Smart Phone
Once you have decided to give her a smart phone, here’s what she needs to know before you place te phone in her hands.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
3 Online Trends Parents Need to Warn Their Kids About
Did you know that 70% of teens hide their online activity, 59% interact online with strangers, and one in twelve will meet that stranger in real life?
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
3 Messages Pastors Should Never be Afraid to Preach
So what should we be repeating in our ministries? A survey of Scripture reveals several recurring topics, most of which revolve around the theme of redemption:
Friday, November 11, 2016
Why I Want to be Remembered for What I'm For (Not Against)
I will stand for morality and against a sinful secular culture, but I will do it with a tender heart and tears in my eyes.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
6 Ways to Prevent Christmas Ministry Fatigue
The Christmas season doesn’t have to consume us with stress and fatigue. By being intentional, we can ensure that the joy of the season infuses us with joy, too!
Thursday, December 11, 2014
8 Keys to Responding to False Teachers
Pastors and ministry leaders have a responsibility to shepherd those in their ministries. But what should we do when the danger comes from other ministry leaders?
Monday, October 13, 2014
9 Ways to Encourage the Parents of Prodigals
There are 6 things parents of prodigals are ready to STOP hearing, but 9 ways to encourage and be a friend to them.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
4 Ways Pastors can Proclaim Christ to the World
We are role models, whether we intend to be or not. Ministry really is life in the proverbial fishbowl. So what example are we providing those in our ministries?
Monday, August 11, 2014
5 Ways Pastors Can Keep from Burning Out
“Always on, always here for you.” It’s a great slogan for a radio station…but not for a ministry leader.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Why I Use Male Pronouns for God
God isn’t just another imperfect father figure. He’s not a deadbeat dad, a philandering papa, or an absentee parent. He is the perfect, holy creator of the universe.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
The Tension of Preparation and Prayer
Tension is not limited to tightropes and violins. Life is all about tension. Growth and decay. Light and dark. We see it in our spiritual lives, too. Even in prayer.
Monday, June 9, 2014
7 Things Pastors’ Wives Wish You Knew
In honor of the women in our lives and in our churches, I surveyed a group of pastors’ wives for their thoughts on ministry and marriage to pastors.
Monday, May 12, 2014
6 Ways to Manage Easter Expectations
This is not a game. Not a sport. Not a show. And perfection? Not a chance. So before Easter arrives, now is the time to manage expectations.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Learning to Speak a New Language
"Christianese" can become a barrier to sharing the good news. But speaking the world’s language offers people a mere imitation of what they already have.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Find the “Extra” in the Ordinary
Greatness – in the way it is generally understood - is not extolled in Scripture. Again and again, Jesus explained the way to greatness is the way of humility.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
10 Social Media Mistakes in Ministry
Social media can be your ministry’s best friend or worst enemy. But gone are the days when it can be ignored.
Friday, January 10, 2014
Ten Steps to Prevent Ministry Burnout
Maybe you’re thinking about stepping away from a commitment you’ve made as you face a new ministry season. Before you do, keep reading.
Friday, September 27, 2013
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