The Young Pastor Is Not yet Ready to Lead a Bigger Church. Here’s Why.

“We do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake” (2 Corinthians 4:5). For good reason the Lord...

4 Ways to Be an Emotionally Supportive Leader

Your team desires a leader who goes beyond the expectations of a leader. They want someone who cares, seeks the emotional well-being of their...

When the Ministry Honeymoon Wears Off

The ‘honeymoon’ concept dates as far back as the 5th century. After getting married, a newlywed couple would often drink lots of mead, a honey-based...

Where Gen Z Gets It Right and What We Should Learn from Them

I’ve recently taken on the role of teaching a cultural theology and biblical worldview class for high school juniors at a private school in...

Churches Are Missing the Big Opportunity to Minister to Single-parents

Single-parent homes are far more prevalent in the United States than most realize. They comprise one-quarter to one-third of homes with children in many...

The Art of Being Happy for No Reason

The morning joys of life that range from the singing of birds to the delight of a hot cup of coffee all point to...

Three Ways to Honor Your Volunteers During the Easter Season

As you remember and celebrate the ultimate life-giving sacrifice of Jesus’ death and resurrection on the cross this Easter, consider your volunteers. Your volunteers...

The Deacons Every Pastor (should) Love

In a lot of churches, deacons get a bad rap. If they do too much, people believe they’re trying to take over the church....

An Update on Rooted: One of the Best Discipleship Resources I’ve Ever Seen

In January of 2022, I wrote an article on one of the best church resources I’ve ever seen. At that time, I shared about Rooted and how it...

The Most Surprising Issue About Church Facilities

Don’t get too bored reading about church facilities. You will become interested when it’s time for a major building program. You will be interested when you...
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Some Preaching Is a Waste of Time

I love some of the specialized channels on Sirius XM satellite radio. At one point, they replaced the channel playing big band music of...

7 Priorities to Navigate the “beauty and the Beast” of Career Ministry

Working on a church team for few years is great, but when you invest your lifetime career effort and energy, it’s a different ball...

9 Ways to Boost Brain Power

God gave each of us a two-pound dynamo called the human brain. It’s truly the most amazing physical object in the universe. Yet, many...