A Sure Call and Hard Work

The soul task of the church is to invite people to meet Jesus and equip those people to invite others. This requires two things from both pastors and congregations: a sure call hard work A sure calling… Do you believe … Continued

Seven Ways Effective Pastors Motivate

Motivation is central to the work of the church. Christians are motivated out of love (1 Cor 16:14), out of thankfulness (Eph. 5:20), out of calling (Matthew 28:19) and from future promises (Heb. 11:24-26). We’re thankful for God’s rich mercy … Continued

Why Enthusiasm Is Important For Church Leaders

Enthusiasm is both a gift and a choice. Everyone is enthusiastic about something. It’s important for people to experience enthusiastic church leaders –  enthusiastic about Jesus, people, the church and ministry. Enthusiasm could be defined as a displayed feeling of … Continued

Six Great Lessons For Pastors

Sometime back I read a great book by a pastor named David Cripps. He served as pastor in Georgia from the 1930’s – 1980’s and has tons of wisdom, some of which I gleaned and posted on a blog called … Continued

A Solid Worship-Plus Experience (Helping Unchurched Connect)

There are more people who consider themselves “Christian” than there are attending regular weekly worship. The church has so much to offer – answers to spiritual questions, community and connection, life direction and motivation, and above all, Jesus. It seems … Continued

On Being A Servant Of God

On Being A Servant Of God, by Warren Wiersbe is a great book for pastors and church staff. It’s broken up into several small chapters packed with wisdom from a seasoned church leader. Today’s post is a collection of quotes … Continued

Time Management For Church Leaders: The Big Three

Most pastors, worship leaders, student ministry leaders and other church ministry staff are in charge of their own time.  This can be both good and bad. The scale can tip either way – all work and no play or too … Continued

Ministry Is About People

I recently read about a famous exchange from the former Southwest Airlines CEO, legendary Herb Kelleher. Kelleher asked a friend who had recently started a company, “So, how’s it going?”. The friend groaned, “Herb, I’m spending 99.9 percent of all … Continued

Nine Ways to Begin Your Sunday Message

I preach at our church about half the time. It’s always a joy to share with the congregation. I recently picked up an old book called Speaking With A Purpose by Author Koch. There are tons of practical tips and … Continued

Being Left “Holding The Rock” (One tip to balance church work and home life)

This past week and weekend was hectic. Long days, lots of details. Forty eight invigorating hours of ministry work between Thursday evening and Sunday evening. Even when I was home, I was mentally distracted. Once the schedule came to a … Continued

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