Pastoral Ministry

Articles focused on pastoral ministry.

  1. Frontpage Article
  2. Leadership
  3. Pastoral Ministry
This is a controversial topic that our ministry gets asked about consistently. It tends to incite debate but my encouragement is for Christians on all sides to think Biblically, rather than emotionally. Our aim ought to be to engage Scripture, present truths as best as we can, steer clear of character assaults, and make logical […]
  1. Church Membership
  2. Conflict Resolution
  3. Frontpage Article
  4. Pastoral Ministry
  5. Repentance
One of the more-frequently misapplied passages of Scripture is Matthew 18:20, where the Lord Jesus is recorded as saying: “For where two or three have gathered in My name, I am there in their midst.” Whether this verse is thrown around at a men’s prayer breakfast, a church potluck, or a small group conversation in […]
  1. Church Growth
  2. Church Planting
  3. Frontpage Article
  4. Pastoral Ministry
21st century America has seen a church planting revival. Church plants are popping up everywhere. I recently googled “Church Plant” in a well-known mid-level U.S. city, and twenty churches popped up within a 5-mile radius. There was a congregation named “Fresh Church” one block from “Radiant Church” who was just around the corner from “Destiny Church.”  We’ve seen […]
  1. Church Growth
  2. Conflict Resolution
  3. Frontpage Article
  4. Leadership
  5. Money
  6. Pastoral Ministry
  7. Repentance
  8. Sin
  9. Wisdom
Over the past 17 years — in the prosperity gospel, the seeker-driven church movement, and reformed-ish world — I’ve seen my fair share of manipulative tactics by greedy preachers and by wealthy parishioners. It seems that one cannot simply relegate money-manipulation to one theological camp, or only to leaders. Rather, it is common anywhere sin […]
  1. Frontpage Article
  2. Pastoral Ministry
This article may ruffle the feathers of those who teach, attend, or believe in mandated on-campus seminary training, but don’t get too fired up just yet. Let’s start by agreeing on this: physically going to seminary can be vitally important for a ministry leader. As valuable as physically attending seminary can be, the local church […]
  1. Church Growth
  2. Frontpage Article
  3. Leadership
  4. Pastoral Ministry
Church leadership models always seem to be going through a type of cultural renovation. Trying to stay relevant, influential evangelicals try to innovate at every turn; trading in biblical roles like elder and deacon for newer, less biblically stringent leadership positions. Some churches avoid having elders altogether because of bad experiences or horror stories from others […]
  1. Church Membership
  2. Frontpage Article
  3. Pastoral Ministry
In his phenomenal book titled, Well-Intentioned Dragons, Marshall Shelley addressed the challenges of problem-people in the church saying, “Wherever there’s light, there’s bugs.” And boy, is he right. It seems that, without question, problem people tend to pop up most where the light burns brightest. Not in every case, but quite often, they end up […]

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