Young Pastors: Where Do You Begin?
Here are five priorities you should bring to your first day of ministry.
What were my goals for the day? I wanted to begin shepherding the congregation.
Young Pastors: What Did You Inherit?
Here are eight principles for dealing with difficult people.
Very often a new pastor will find a statement of faith like our church had—unclear at best and heretical at worst.
Young Pastors: How Do You Lead Change?
How do you know which issues are essential and which are not? Which hill are you willing to die on?
Something can be true, yet we can decide as pastors that our congregations are not ready to act tomorrow in a way they might be ready to act in a year.
If you love your children, you want them to be healthy. But if you love your children, you love them whether they are healthy or not.
We should not leave the sheep where we found them. That would be a dereliction of duty.
Young Pastors: How to Persevere!
I was privileged to serve with Jim Boice for five years at Tenth Presbyterian until his sudden death from liver cancer in 2000.
The most effective ministries usually take time, since the most effective ministry usually occurs after earning the congregation’s trust.
I love thinking about the temporariness of my pastoral ministry.
Miscellaneous Book Reviews
For a mature Christian who is thinking through these issues, Conn’s discussion will spark thoughts and will at least begin to chart a course in the right direction.
Jesus the Evangelist is worth reading and recommending to others. Let me tell you why.
This book is a challenge for Christians to thoughtfully, humbly, and graciously engage non-Christians as they seek to share the gospel with the
In short, Vibrant Church provides a very useful tool for strengthening, energizing, and equipping God’s people for the 21st century.
Simple Church is not a bad book. It just strikes me as an unnecessary book. It points church leaders in the wrong direction—statistical research.