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?
Regardless of the season, or how long the blended family has been a part of your congregation, considering and embracing their unique challenges can position your church to care for them more effectively.
Helping parents know what to say or teach to their kids is only the beginning.
Sunday School is the way we go about accomplishing the Great Commission—one class at a time, one person at a time.
The question isn’t should you have a ministry to women, it’s that you already do. Providing leadership and structure to what is already taking place in your congregation is the bigger issue.