Our support line for pastors and their families features fellow pastors and trained counselors who frequently support those in church and ministry roles. These pastoral care specialists can provide an understanding ear, a word of advice, a timely referral or a simple prayer. We know leadership is not easy, and we’re eager to come alongside pastors and their loved ones to help meet their needs.
Social media can be a tool to divide or bring churches together. How can pastors and church leaders use their social media feeds to bridge divides, bring peace to chaos and help others find shalom in an age of outrage?
Technology can serve a good purpose in the local church. Pastors and church leaders need to think about the implications and level of technology they want to use when bringing their people into a closer relationship with God.
When we listen, we desire to hear the other person’s opinion, to sense the person’s heart, and to understand him or her. God listens to us, and we can develop our ability to hear those around us.
Pastors and church leaders of smaller churches may often find it difficult to set healthy boundaries, both with themselves and with the members of their church. Pastor Kevin Conklin shows us what setting boundaries looks like in the practical, every day life of a busy pastor, husband and father.
Young leaders today need overseers who can guide them well through the culture surrounding the local church today. Leaders need to be wise about how and when they give the reigns of leadership over to younger leaders. Brittany Rust shares some wisdom through the years she spent in ministry leadership.
Helping parents recognize and address issues like sexual abuse can be a difficult thing to do. Coming alongside families and teaching them how to have fruitful conversations can create an impact that will last a lifetime.
Faith is under attack in today’s culture. Whether from outside the walls of the church or from inside, people have questions about life, morality, and meaning. The Bible provides these answers. We can begin to see the tides of culture change with simple everyday conversations.
The culture we live in is causing our youth to question everything they’ve been taught. We must be prepared to face the tough questions they wrestle with as they seek to become biblical citizens in the midst of a rapidly shifting culture.
Treating Christ crucified as the decisive ground, and Christ glorified as the final goal, of every good offered to us in the Old Testament is not an encouragement to preach speculative types and shadows from grapes and twigs. It rests on solid, clear, biblical considerations relating to all Old Testament Scripture.
The Christian pastor is in a real battle with one who seeks the destruction of everything God has built in the local church. Today, marriages are in crisis, discouragement abounds and it seems like the enemy is gaining ground. We have to protect the calling which God has given us with everything we have.