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It’s Time to Think About Your Mission, Vision, and Strategy

It’s Time to Think About Your Mission, Vision, and Strategy

Pastor Resources · It’s Time to Think About Your Mission, Vision, and Strategy Defining each one can help your church make a greater impact I learned to drive before smartphones with GPS were commonplace.  If I wanted to go somewhere new, I needed to do a little...

How to Debate the Bible—and Win

How to Debate the Bible—and Win

Pastor Resources · How To Debate Most often, when we debate the Bible, we make secondary things primary. When we love our opinions, perspectives, or judgments at the expense of loving people, we are at risk for not loving people at all. C. S. Lewis put it like this,...

Wherever, Whatever

Wherever, Whatever

Pastor Resources · Wherever, Whatever When I first gave my life to Jesus, I remember saying to him, “Wherever you want me, whatever you want, however and whenever you want it—I am all yours.” Honestly, I think that kind of response is just what love, in fact, does. If...

Leading: What’s a Leader to Do?

Leading: What’s a Leader to Do?

Pastor Resources · Leading: What’s a Leader to Do? Let’s just put it out there: the word evangelism is usually a turnoff—and not only to non-Christians. I’ve taught classes on evangelism to undergraduate and graduate students at three Christian colleges, and I’ve seen...

When Narcissism Comes to Church

When Narcissism Comes to Church

Pastor Resources · Pastor Resources - Narcissism   The beloved priest-psychologist Henri Nouwen wasn’t trying to define narcissism, but he might as well have been, when he wrote: The long painful history of the Church is the history of people ever and again tempted to...

Glorious Finish

Glorious Finish

  We are witnessing endless accounts of leaders who have received the flag of disqualification, raised the white flag of premature surrender, or thrown in the towel because of debilitating discouragement. No doubt, the complexities of modern ministry, the onslaught of...

Analog Church

Analog Church

  COMPARISON, COPYCATS, CARICATURES Today people have access to the best sermons and church music in the world, at the touch of their fingertips. So why don’t they just stay home and listen from the comfort of their beds on Sunday mornings? For those of us who...

5 Unhealthy Habits for Leaders to Avoid

5 Unhealthy Habits for Leaders to Avoid

   The recently deceased monk Thomas Keating said that to be human is to carry three lifelong needs—the need for approval, the need for security, and the need for control. These needs are not bad; in fact, they are hardwired into our souls by God himself—so that he...

Longing for Revival

Longing for Revival

    It’s important to long for revival for a few reasons: First, it has some biblical basis. The Psalmist prays, “Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?” It’s right there: a prayer for the revival of the Jewish people and their...

How to Reach Millennials with Your Sermons

How to Reach Millennials with Your Sermons

Millennials are one of the largest demographic groups in America, yet they are one of the hardest groups for pastors to reach. Barna Group has done some interesting research into what millennials like and dislike about church. Their findings reveal some of the values...

It’s Time to Think About Your Mission, Vision, and Strategy

It’s Time to Think About Your Mission, Vision, and Strategy

Pastor Resources · It’s Time to Think About Your Mission, Vision, and Strategy Defining each one can help your church make a greater impact I learned to drive before smartphones with GPS were commonplace.  If I wanted to go somewhere new, I needed to do a little...

How to Debate the Bible—and Win

How to Debate the Bible—and Win

Pastor Resources · How To Debate Most often, when we debate the Bible, we make secondary things primary. When we love our opinions, perspectives, or judgments at the expense of loving people, we are at risk for not loving people at all. C. S. Lewis put it like this,...

Wherever, Whatever

Wherever, Whatever

Pastor Resources · Wherever, Whatever When I first gave my life to Jesus, I remember saying to him, “Wherever you want me, whatever you want, however and whenever you want it—I am all yours.” Honestly, I think that kind of response is just what love, in fact, does. If...

Leading: What’s a Leader to Do?

Leading: What’s a Leader to Do?

Pastor Resources · Leading: What’s a Leader to Do? Let’s just put it out there: the word evangelism is usually a turnoff—and not only to non-Christians. I’ve taught classes on evangelism to undergraduate and graduate students at three Christian colleges, and I’ve seen...

When Narcissism Comes to Church

When Narcissism Comes to Church

Pastor Resources · Pastor Resources - Narcissism   The beloved priest-psychologist Henri Nouwen wasn’t trying to define narcissism, but he might as well have been, when he wrote: The long painful history of the Church is the history of people ever and again tempted to...

Glorious Finish

Glorious Finish

  We are witnessing endless accounts of leaders who have received the flag of disqualification, raised the white flag of premature surrender, or thrown in the towel because of debilitating discouragement. No doubt, the complexities of modern ministry, the onslaught of...

Analog Church

Analog Church

  COMPARISON, COPYCATS, CARICATURES Today people have access to the best sermons and church music in the world, at the touch of their fingertips. So why don’t they just stay home and listen from the comfort of their beds on Sunday mornings? For those of us who...

5 Unhealthy Habits for Leaders to Avoid

5 Unhealthy Habits for Leaders to Avoid

   The recently deceased monk Thomas Keating said that to be human is to carry three lifelong needs—the need for approval, the need for security, and the need for control. These needs are not bad; in fact, they are hardwired into our souls by God himself—so that he...

Longing for Revival

Longing for Revival

    It’s important to long for revival for a few reasons: First, it has some biblical basis. The Psalmist prays, “Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?” It’s right there: a prayer for the revival of the Jewish people and their...

How to Reach Millennials with Your Sermons

How to Reach Millennials with Your Sermons

Millennials are one of the largest demographic groups in America, yet they are one of the hardest groups for pastors to reach. Barna Group has done some interesting research into what millennials like and dislike about church. Their findings reveal some of the values...

 

17 Ways to Keep Your Church Connected During Covid

17 Ways to Keep Your Church Connected During Covid

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