My Ministry Is Harder Than Yours! (And Other Lies We Tell)
So, please, let’s not compare our ministries on who has it toughest. I promise not to if you don’t. Let’s just get behind one another in concerted prayer and support. Let’s get rid of this spiritual one up-manship and face the facts that it’s all a privilege anyway.
20 Great Questions to Evaluate A Church or Ministry Event
Leadership Questions (to be used by staff to evaluate events or projects)
6 Questions to Ask Before You Share the Gospel
- Getting to know you: “Who are you?” Questions
- Values/Beliefs: “What do you believe?” Questions
- Definitions: “What do you mean?” Questions
- Loosening: “Why?” Questions
- Permission: “May I?” Questions
- Response: “What will you do with this?” Questions
3 Critical Truths About Our Money
- Money problems usually come from money idolatry.
- Only an experience with the gospel changes our heart’s attitude toward money.
- People who ask, “How much do I have to give?” don’t get it.
7 Suggestions NOT To Do When the Church is in Decline
- Blame others
- Make excuses
- Lower expectations
- Cut expenses
- Give up
Seven Ways Pastoring Has Changed in Thirty Years
- Thirty years ago, most people in the community held the pastor in high esteem.
- Thirty years ago, most people in the congregation held the pastor in high esteem.
- Leadership skills are required more today than thirty years ago.
- Interpersonal skills are required more today than thirty years ago.
- Outreach was accomplished by getting people to come to church services thirty years ago
- Thirty years ago, there were very few “nones.”
- The Internet and social media have made pastoring much more challenging than it was thirty years ago.
3 Opportunities That Arise From Limited Resources
- You get to be a better steward.
- You get to be more strategic.
- You get to be more creative.