It’s necessary to have a dedicated, weekly time when staff are together. But these few hours are the only times ministry staff are required to be onsite.
Most preachers have preferred topics and themes with which they are most comfortable. The problem with sermon non-planning is the tendency to rerun our favorites or fly to our comfort zones.
How amazing is it to be able to enjoy the Lord as much as we can?
The needs of both believers and unbelievers are the same in any church, no matter the size. And the Savior who meets their needs is the same One.
In a session on marriage and missions, the trainer asked a group of hopeful church planters, “Men, who’s your pastor?” He waited. Crickets.
Never let the ministry become just a job, or preaching just a task, or worship just a calendar event, or prayer just a ritual.
There’s just something about meeting face-to-face that communicates your sincerity and that issues a measure of accountability.
God knows exactly what kind of pastor your church needs. God called you, not someone else, to be the under shepherd at that church.
We are staring directly into the eyes of a crisis in men’s discipleship.
What do you do if the congregation loses focus before the end of the sermon?