We should plant churches because it is beneficial for Kingdom advancement.
The Positional Directions of Leadership
Leadership is posture. The way in which leaders position themselves in relation to those they lead largely determines their leadership effectiveness.
Your Church Members Are Different Than You
Despite what many pastors think, your members are not just like you.
Expectation obfuscation takes place when a church or its leaders fail to adopt, document, communicate, and evaluate ministry expectations.
A Captain Goes Down with His Ship
What if we changed the nautical axiom for ministry purposes? What if it read, “A pastor goes down with his church?” While pastors bemoan the cowardice of Captain Schettino, they seem to have little aversion to fleeing their own sinking congregations.
What Should We Expect of a Pastor?
God sets the expectations. We must align ours with His.
What I Have Learned Since I Stopped Being a Pastor
I enjoyed being a pastor. I counted it a privilege of the highest honor to shepherd the flock of God. I loved the congregation with blood, sweat, and tears. I felt–and treasured–the eternal weight of the pastoral task. Each morning I awoke to an inaudible but ever clear trumpet call as I reengaged the battle for souls. Nothing matches the … Read More
Pastor – Love Your Family!
My friend Jerry Drace recently wrote this for Baptist Press. It is an important reminder to all of us who serve in church leadership: A young lady approached me with a solemn, somber expression in her brown eyes, trying to hold back the tears, as I left the church auditorium’s platform after extending the invitation. “I have a personal request,” … Read More
Time to Stand With Our Leaders
Leaders need to learn to take a stand against the critical members of the body that are wreaking havoc on the church.