These are testing times for the church and church leaders—and for the whole world. But crises spark opportunities for adjustments and innovations.
While separation will soon come to an end, pastors and other church leaders can educate, nourish, encourage, and equip the members of their church during a season of the second best.
Life in a small-town church is often very different than many of us realize. It is important to remember the small, rural church during a time of pandemic and crisis.
Christians have been here before, and we can take comfort and wisdom from the actions of those who faced these kinds of things well. During the first 100 years or so of the early church, there are letters written by Roman governors during times of plague talking about the behavior of this strange new group …
The sweetest comfort I found in my grief was knowing that my baby is with Jesus. That he or she will never know loss, pain, cold, grief, disappointment or sorrow. That all their soul will ever know is joy in the presence of God.
There is something incredibly special and valuable about a leader who will cultivate a culture where their team feels safe.
Preach God’s Word with passion this coming weekend. May the repentance of sin and placing faith in Jesus get our utmost attention. Let’s remove every unnecessary, uncomfortable distraction from the proclamation of Gospel.
Christian leaders should encourage artists in their congregations to use their God-given talents to the uttermost, either as a full-time vocation or otherwise. These artists should not be considered second-class citizens in the church simply because they are not pastors, chaplains, church staff workers, employees at parachurch ministries or missionaries.
Every person in every pew needs to hear the Bible preached in ways that warm the heart and mobilize the mind.
Pastor Appreciation Month is a special time that congregations set aside each year to honor their pastoral families for their sacrificial dedication.