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  • 5 Ways to Fight Insecurity as a Pastor or Leader

    Ron Edmondson
    5 Ways to Fight Insecurity as a Pastor or Leader What’s the best way to deal with insecurity in leadership? Here are 5 ways to deal with insecurity as a pastor or leader.
  • How Pastors Can Keep from Losing Heart, Part 2: Preaching the Gospel

    Founders Ministries Blog
    How Pastors Can Keep from Losing Heart, Part 2: Preaching the Gospel Mercy received enabled Paul to trust God's method of bringing the same message of mercy to others: preaching the gospel.
  • Preaching Is Two-Way Communication

    Rick Whitter
    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?

    Brian Croft
    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

    Donald R. Sunukjian
    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

    John MacArthur
    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

    Paul Lamey
    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?

    David L. Larsen
    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)

    Peter Beck
    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
    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

    Paul David Tripp
    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?

    Brian Croft
    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

    Kay Arthur
    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

    Mark Littleton
    The Preacher as Lifelong Learner Options for Continuing Education in Ministry
  • How to Make Your Preaching Worship

    Whitney Hopler
    Worship is so much more than just the time your congregation sings during your church’s weekend services.
  • Why Do We Preach?

    Albert Mohler
    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

    Ron Walters
    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

    Chris Lisee
    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 of ethics.
  • What to Say...When You've Said It All

    Stephen D. Patton
    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

    Dennis M. Cahill
    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.