Replant Blog

All Posts

  RSS Feed
The pastor's study Blog Post
April 19, 2018 by Nathan Rose | Send Network
What a man cares most about during his life is usually reflected by what he says at his death. This is one reason why Paul’s second letter to Timothy is so important. Not only did the Spirit of God inspire it, but Paul penned it knowing his execution was imminent (see 2 Tim. 4:6). So what...
April 17, 2018 by John Mark Clifton | Send Network
"I really need to preach." When I hear someone say that, I think I know what he is saying. I hope he is saying "I know God has called me to preach and, for his glory, I find great satisfaction in obediently fulfilling His call upon my life." And certainly, most of the time, I think that's what...
April 13, 2018 by Clayton Pruett | Send Network
Our Savior, for all His busy three years, never allowed His public ministry to crowd out His private meditation.
 — Vance Havner The above quote is extremely convicting to me. If I am being transparent and honest, my private meditations often are crowded out by a busy schedule. I am married to an...
April 5, 2018 by Bob Bickford | Send Network
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. (Eph. 4:29) As leaders who are pastors, the primary way we serve the church is through the teaching and preaching of God’s word to the...
April 4, 2018 by Mark Hallock | Send Network
I have been asked many times over the years what characteristics we look for in potential leaders (both paid staff and volunteer leadership) at Calvary Church. Here are four non-negotiables I personally look for: 1. A passion and hunger for God and, at the same time, a deep love and care for...
March 29, 2018 by Nathan Loudin | Send Network
It is 8 a.m. on Sunday morning. I open my Bible, look at my preaching notes, and feel like the well is dry. No matter how hard I try, I just can’t seem to get the words into my heart — the very words I prayed for and wrote down a couple of days ago. This thought floods into and occupies my mind:...
March 27, 2018 by Jenna Hallock, Mark Hallock | Send Network
If you are replanting and you have children at home, it’s important to consider how your entire family will be involved. There’s no doubt your family will be affected by the call to replant, so by intentionally choosing to serve and love together, you can make the most of each opportunity. Here...
March 20, 2018 by Bob Bickford | Send Network
Most every pastor I have met has entered into ministry with a high sense of calling and a desire to honor God through preaching, teaching, discipling, shepherding, and caring for the flock God has entrusted to him. Some among us are filled with idealism and intense passion to see the church body...
March 16, 2018 by Kyle Bueermann | Send Network
Imagine the scene with me for a moment: It’s 10 minutes before the start of the worship service. You’ve spent several hours working on your sermon. You have perfectly punctuated each primary point. You’ve spent time discipling and shepherding your people throughout the week. You straighten your...
March 13, 2018 by Brian Croft | Send Network
As I work with pastors all around the world, I am struck by two things: How much pastors are struggling with discouragement and how many think they are alone in their struggle. Last week, I received an email from a pastor who poured his heart out to me, and in doing so captured well the common...