The Billy Graham Rule has been something of a gold standard among Christian leaders over many years. Here's 4 reasons to reconsider that.
The recent report about Ravi Zacharias' spiritual and sexual abuse of hundreds of women have sent many of us into a tailspin. Here are 3 truths to remember and we struggle to respond.
When we think about influential New Testament leaders, most of those names are male. But here are 9 female leaders that should come to mind.
The longer I’ve been in ministry and studied ministry the more I’ve realized that just about every hot button conflict seems to boil down to one large issue. From conflicts of music style, to teaching style, and even decorations, the heart of the problem seems to lie within the disagreement of generational preferences.Should we throw … Continue reading 4 Ways Believers Can Bridge The Generational Divide In Church
At age 19, I sensed God calling me into pastoral ministry. I’ve never doubted that calling from the time I first became convinced of it. But it’s taken so much learning and growing to get to a place where I just now feel that I’m coming into my own. I’m beginning to grow into the … Continue reading 8 Roadblocks That Keep You From Your Calling
I’m going to let you in on a little known secret among pastors and church leaders. Youth pastors get to have all the fun. Pastors in student ministry get to go to summer camp, amusement parks, and on beach trips. Youth pastors eat pizza at midnight with students. They play all the latest video games. … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why Youth Pastors Are Real Pastors
Early on a Friday morning, I noticed that I had missed a call from the administrative assistant at my church while at the gym. I figured I could call her back as soon as I got home. But before I could walk in the door, I received another call from someone on our pastoral team. At … Continue reading What To Do When Tragedy Strikes Your Community
It’s no secret that we live in a culture of “recreational outrage.” People seem to genuinely enjoy becoming upset and annoyed in a very public way--whether on social media or otherwise. (But mostly on social media.)It’s also true that in order to avoid criticism, “say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” So in any age, if … Continue reading How To Respond To Your Haters In A Healthy Way
Pastors love their congregations. They really do. Every pastor sees the people of their church as their people. These are the people they have given their lives to. The people they serve tirelessly. The people they pray for. The congregation’s physical and spiritual well being is a pastor’s deepest concern. Your pastor loves you. But that … Continue reading 5 Things That Drive Your Pastor Crazy
I love being a pastor. Since the age of 19, it’s all I’ve ever wanted to be. I’m passionate about preaching, developing leaders, and reaching the world for Jesus. I’ve never doubted God’s call on my life, and those close to me have continued to confirm my call along the way. But as I began … Continue reading Being a Pastor is Harder Than it Looks