One key to ministry longevity is pursuing personal holiness. There is no way around it. Holiness is foundational to the pastoral calling and must never be compromised or short-circuited.
Mental Health Awareness Month is a good reminder that you, pastor, need to advocate for your mental health in a community that will be supportive as well. By doing so, you can model and lead your congregation in caring for those with mental health needs through service that honors Christ.
The Lord Jesus Christ gives us a clear path to conflict resolution in Matthew 18:15-35. In these scriptures, our Lord lays down the steps His church should follow to resolve whatever conflicts it experiences, from interpersonal disputes to heretical teachings.
Every pastor should aim to find avenues of personal connection, including texting, calling, emailing, and home visits. Here are 6 tips to enhance pastoral visitation.
God made us in His image, but we are not the substance of God. Therefore, anyone who spends all life fixed on the self will not last. With eyes fixed on Christ and hearts full of love for him, may we recover the lost art of denying the self for the sake of others.
If you have been at a church for seven years or more, the rest, refreshment, and reset that a sabbatical can provide may be missing in your ministry plan for longevity and personal and relational health.
Developing a sound mind and self-image is crucial to mental and spiritual health. As God-appointed shepherds, pastors should care for people’s spiritual and mental health. This, in turn, will be vital in assisting believers in discovering their life’s meaning in accordance with their objective, unchanging, and eternally secure identity in Christ.
How should you respond to difficult people who return to your church? Here are four biblical principles that should shape your response.
In the American church context, we sometimes put pastors on pedestals, creating a ministry culture in which the pastor is the center of attention. The result is that the pastor forgets he also needs the same nourishment as those under his care. I want to share some thoughts on preventing a culture of pastoral idolatry …
Many valuable tools come with warning labels, such as “Handle with Care,” to highlight the dangers of misuse. As you plan your next short-term missions trip, consider these eight dangers and the tips we offer to minimize their impact on your trip.