Pastoral Ministry

  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 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. 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
A growing church can be a blessing and a burden. By “growing” (in this article) I mean, numerically. Every pastor wants to see numerical growth in their church because it means people are coming into contact with the gospel. That’s the power source for conversion (Romans 1:16). Conversely, no pastor with convictions about being a […]
  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 […]
  1. Frontpage Article
  2. Leadership
  3. Pastoral Ministry
  4. Spiritual Abuse
Trustworthy leadership is hard to find. Inside and outside Christianity, men and women with fancy letters behind their names are doing nasty things to innocent people – and children. It’s becoming more and more apparent that academic degrees (while important) and achievements (while admirable) are not the measure of success for a leader. Integrity is. […]

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In this series on the blog, we’re providing sound doctrine for everyday people by providing you with clear and simple definitions that will strengthen your theological foundation. Each article covers 4 categories including:  The Term – We lay out how it’s pronounced. The Definition – We provide the Merriam-Webster definition and an everyday version. The […]