Preaching Is Two-Way Communication
The next time you are hearing a preacher, consider it a one-on-one conversation. While you can’t talk as much as he does, you still have a very important role to play in the talk.
How Much Should a Church Depend on One Pastor?
While I was in Zambia, I missed a very important funeral and a sudden open heart surgery of one of our elderly members. Because of this, my time in Zambia reminded me of the importance of my “motto” for pastoral ministry:
Study the Passage: The vital step in preparing powerful sermons
The first step in preparing a biblical message is to study the passage...
Why I Am Committed to Teaching the Bible
Faithfully preaching and teaching the Word must be the very heart of our ministry philosophy. Any other approach replaces the voice of God with human wisdom.
The Church Needs Shepherds, Not Coaches
Some pastors unwittingly eschew solid and timeless biblical terminology in favor of denuded jargon that can essentially mean anything or worse, nothing at all. The Bible says that church leaders are shepherds.
Why Preach Biblical Prophecy?
Whatever may be our theological system, this is the end of the doctrinal encyclopedia that generally gets scant utterance in the typical evangelical pulpit.
Building the Church: A Plea to Pastors (and Laypeople)
There’s more to a pulpit than a link to the past. Pulpits aren’t about tradition. They’re not about the “way we’ve always done it.” Pulpits are about building the church on the Word of God.
Pastor, Before You Quit...
Joe Mckeever gives counsel to pastors in stressful, high-pressure situations who are thinking of throwing in the towel.
9 Warning Signs of a Pastor Losing His Way
The pathway to being lost in the middle of your own ministry story is a road that has been traveled by many. Inspecting their journey can help you understand yours.
How Can Young Pastors Disciple Older Believers?
Here are three tips I have found helpful from myself going to pastor a church at the age of 29 where most the members were between the ages of 70-90 years old.
Good Communication Begins With the Heart
Jesus tells us that man speaks out of the abundance of his heart. In other words, it's the wellspring of our heart that determines what flows from our mouths.
The Preacher as Lifelong Learner
Options for Continuing Education in Ministry
How to Make Your Preaching Worship
Worship is so much more than just the time your congregation sings during your church’s weekend services.
Why Do We Preach?
Preach the Word! That simple imperative frames the act of preaching as an act of obedience. That is where any theology of preaching must begin. Preaching is a commission - a charge.
Pastors and Pain
Pastors are no strangers to pain, but... is it possible to turn that pain into gold?
Evangelical Group Proposes Code of Ethics for Pastors
The National Association of Evangelicals is urging
pastors to seek a common moral ground by uniting under a consistent code
What to Say...When You've Said It All
How does one approach the final sermons in a church before resignation? After having to deal with this challenge a few times, let me make a few observations.
The Theology of Sermon Design
Current homiletic approaches did not materialize in a vacuum. Their ascendancy to popularity did not just happen. Today at least three winds of influence swirl around contemporary homiletic discussion: theology, literary criticism and culture. Pastors who would think deeply about the form of their sermons and who care about faithfulness to the gospel must wrestle with the issues raised by each of these areas of thought.
The Biggest Differences in Sermons and Delivery in the Past 20 Years
Here are five visible changes in sermons and sermon delivery we have observed over the past two decades.
The Challenges We Face: A New Generation of Gospel Ministers Looks to the Future
Will this generation of gospel ministers finish the race? It will require gospel faithfulness at every turn.