Eight Diagnostic Questions for a Church’s Health
- Is the church’s teaching based on the Bible?
- Is the church a praying church?
- Is the church driven by a Great Commission focus?
- Is the church reaching non-believers?
- Is the church keeping and discipling new believers who join?
- Is the church both locally and globally minded?
- Does the church have a strategic plan for future growth?
- Are the leaders committed to the ministry of the church?
- You are above this
- You are below this
- If you were better, this would be easier
- If it isn’t happening now, it never will
- You are alone
Leading the Church While Leading your Family
Can we really be effective pastors and good husbands and dads? Do we really have to choose between the church and our family?
In this article I’ll argue it does not have to be an “either/or.”
Pastors and Their Critics: Pastors
With these things in mind, the pastor should know that he will receive criticism; not if but when. Therefore, let us ministers, as the Authorized Version has it, “quit ourselves like men” and prepare for it.
Pastors and Their Critics: Critics
The important thing is that, when you come to offer a criticism to your minister, you make it constructive criticism…
With that in mind, here are three things to consider when offering a criticism to your pastor.
APEST: Not So Fast! : A PushBack on APEST as a Model For Church Leadership
We think we have a missing piece of the puzzle that has held the church back for hundreds of years but in the end maybe we are missing the proverbial forest for the Ephesians 4:11 tree.
15 Characteristics of Today’s Unchurched Person
Post-modernism has a deeper toe-hold here than in almost anywhere in American except perhaps the Northwest and New England, where it might be about the same.
Here are characteristics of unchurched people that I’m seeing today.
4 Ways to Respond to the Gay Community
- Patiently Listen
- Personally Repent
- Gently Instruct
- Mercifully Pursue and Then Engage the Heart
The Haddon Robinson Principle: How to Burn your Sermon into the Brains of Your Audience
So here’s our principle: Preach with a pin, not with a hammer. A pin is a narrow, focused point designed to penetrate through surfaces. A hammer has a wide, flat surface, and its designed to bat around and flatten the outer layers. If we want preaching that penetrates the heart, we must preach with a pin.
Some Practical Help for Leading a Prayer Meeting
If you want to establish a culture of discipleship then prayer is a must. You must pray for it to happen but you must also pray to sustain and support it. People learn to pray by praying.
As we look at history prayer meetings are romantic. But you’re on the clock now; it’s time to make some history, it’s time to write the story.
7 Things Every Pastor Should Do Every Week on Social Media
- Thank A Volunteer
- Show Your Humanity
- Bite Sized Sermon
- Post a “Behind the Scenes” Pic
- Encourage Other Pastors
- Ask for Feedback
- Dip into the Stream
According to Jesus, small things make a huge amount of difference. Small things are very significant when your perspective is right.