Pastoral Ministry

Articles focused on pastoral ministry.

  1. Frontpage Article
  2. Motherhood
  3. Pastoral Ministry
  4. Women
It was 6:28 on a Friday evening. With my heart pounding rapidly, I heard the garage door finally open. I plastered a smile on my face, waiting patiently at our tiny kitchen table with two babies in highchairs. Within one minute of my hard-working hubby stepping through the door, I vehemently quipped a quick hello […]
  1. Discernment
  2. False Teaching
  3. Frontpage Article
  4. Pastoral Ministry
The greatest threat to the church is not the blowing winds of culture from the outside, but false teachers who infiltrate from the inside. Those who look like sheep but are wolves. Those posing as shepherds but are charlatans. These false teachers will most certainly be conduits of cultural ideologies, while at the same time, […]
  1. Church Resources
  2. Frontpage Article
  3. Leadership
  4. Pastoral Ministry
The High Call of a Pastor-Elder Church leadership is at the center of New Testament teaching because the people of a congregation will rise only to the maturity of their leader. This was made clear when Jesus told Peter to, “Feed my sheep.” Sheep are by their nature, followers – Willing to follow a good […]
  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 […]

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