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Ep. 257 Should a Pastor Lead a Para-Ministry Organization?

Ep. 257 Should a Pastor Lead a Para-Ministry Organization_

Shows Main Idea – The title of this podcast is full of subjectivity. There are no scriptures that will answer the question in the way that we like the Bible to speak to our most pressing queries. It does not have to be wrong for… Continue Reading …

Excellent Ideas That Will Help Your Church Before It’s Too Late

Excellent Ideas That Will Help Your Church Before It's Too Late

Everyone is carrying a silent disease in their body. You don’t know it and won’t know it until there is a visible manifestation of it. In some cases, it’s too late. The local church is similar. Sin is a silent killer that can infect an… Continue Reading …

Ep. 196 Understanding the Exhausting Work of Being a Pastor

Shows Main Idea – There are many hard jobs, and I’m sure if I asked you to give me your list of the most difficult ones, you would do so readily. But I doubt that many Christians would list pastoring as one of the most… Continue Reading …

An Appeal from a Former Sovereign Grace Ministries Pastor

I wrote this piece in 2012 originally. I’m republishing it today (2019) with a few edits since the sad saga continues to unfold. I was part of Sovereign Grace Ministries from 2003 to 2008, and four of those years, I served as a pastor. It… Continue Reading …

Dear Pastor, Do You Groan When You Think Of Me?

What does your pastor think about when he thinks about you? Perhaps you belong to a larger church where your pastor does not know you. What does your small group leader think about when he thinks about you? Are you a joy to pastor? Listen… Continue Reading …

Three Characteristics of a Fantastic Local Church

The best local churches have values that are distinct from the culture, transforming to the community, and exportable to the next generation. If you are looking for a wonderful local church, make sure it has these five characteristics. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are… Continue Reading …

Ep. 119 A Man’s Ministry May Be More Than You Think

Shows Main Idea – An individual’s ministry never starts “out there somewhere” but always within their immediate sphere of influence. If you do not take care of those closest to you, it is likely you will compromise what you do “out there,” even to the… Continue Reading …

Nine Questions For the Tired, Overworked, and Ready to Quit Pastor

Forty percent of pastors make it to the five-year mark in ministry before they are ready to leave. Burnout is a natural temptation for anyone in the helping professions. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher. If… Continue Reading …

Case Study: Present But Not Accounted For

The news of Biff and Mable’s daughter getting pregnant sent a shockwave of speculation through their local church. The pastors recommended marriage counseling, which you reluctantly agreed to do. After four weeks of intensive counseling, several things were becoming clear to you. Listen to the… Continue Reading …

Case Study: Don’t Tell the Elders or I’ll Lose My Job

Biff wants to be a pastor. To make matters worse, his parents believe in a two-tier Christian system: those who are in the ministry and those who are not. Biff is now 32 years old. His identity is wrapped up in what he does for… Continue Reading …