- How to plant your church without losing your spouse: Pay attention
In the early, hectic days of church planting, planters should pay special attention to one attribute in their wives.
- Don’t ditch your denomination
In 1986, this pastor’s life was changed forever when he was elected pastor of a dying Southern Baptist church. Find out how he helped his church go from death to life — and how he responded when one of his members proposed they leave the Southern Baptist Convention.
- Pastor, protect your life
What do you do when Christians act like wolves in sheep’s clothing seeking to attack? Only they’re not seeking to attack you; their eyes are on the woman who stands beside you.
- If I could do it over
If NAMB President Kevin Ezell was to go back to pastoring, here’s what he’d do over.
- The pastor’s schedule: 7 priorities
Just as we develop a personal budget to better steward our resources, so a schedule allows us to better steward our time. Here are seven priorities every pastor should cement into his weekly schedule.
- Signs of a dying church
A dying church may have money in the bank, people in the pews, kids in the classrooms, and ministry events on the calendar. Look closely, however, and you’ll find signs the church’s demise could be just around the corner.
- Rethinking mission: Incarnational presence
The language of “incarnational presence” represents rooting our lives and the gospel into the places we live. If the essence of missional living is sending, then the heart of incarnational presence is staying.
- 10 Practical tips for living on mission in your community
“Every Christian is either a missionary or an imposter.” Which are you? These 10 practical tips will help you engage your community with the gospel.
- The importance of multi-generational ministry
We tend to gravitate toward people who are like us in some capacity, but there is a better way to reflect the beauty of the kingdom.
- Four lessons in saying goodbye
One of the hardest parts about being a church planter or pastor is saying goodbye. So how do we do it well?
Published February 4, 2020