Being a pastor in 2023 means that we have to work on our own godly selves as much as we work on the ministry so that we have the courage and the strength to persevere. Research from a 2021 Lifeway survey reports that: 63% of pastors feel that their role is frequently overwhelming 50% of […]
How to Plan a Summer of Life and Growth in your Church
Make summer a season of life and growth in your church. You can do it by following this simple summer planning process for churches. Too much or too little? Are you trying to do more at your church than you can handle this summer — with all the vacations to manage? Or are you taking […]
Why Pastors Should Get Away Every Summer—and How to Make it Work
Every Senior Pastor should get away from their church for more than ten consecutive days every summer. It might not be practical, but it’s a wise decision for the long haul.
8 Ways You Can Preach to Reach your City
Would you like your church to lead more people to Jesus? You can see your church become more gospel-minded using these eight ways to preach to reach your city. There are a lot of ways to help your church be more evangelistic, but the foremost is you, leading from the pulpit. Every week, more people […]
What are the 10 Best Things for Pastors to do the Week After Easter?
Not that you need another to-do list right now. You’ve had plenty of that in the weeks leading up to Easter. But what feels like it should be downtime is actually a strategic time. This is the week for you to catch your breath, wrap up Easter, and look ahead to summer. If you concentrate on […]
Would you like a free 2023 Church Calendar Planner from PastorMentor?
Are you the kind of person who likes to plan? If you are, you probably have your sermon series lined out for 2023, you know the date for next Easter, and you could tell me what’s coming at your church six months from now. You’re the kind of person who loves a good plan, and […]
3 Ways to Turn Christmas Visitors into Regular Attenders
Christmas visitors are not like normal visitors. Every year a significant percentage of them will leave your Christmas services with good feelings, but no thoughts of returning soon. They came because it was the thing to do. They don’t expect to be back until Easter. How can you change those expectations so they’ll return sooner?
How to Preach Better this Weekend
Would you like to preach just a bit better this weekend? And even better the next weekend? What if you had the tips, ideas, insight, coaching and feedback to become a world-class preacher? That would be cool, right? Without turning your back on what you learned in your preaching class in seminary and from the master preachers in the […]