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.
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 […]
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 […]
Preach Better with a Few Relational Boundaries Each week, the most important time for all of us who preach or teach for a living is our preparation time. If you don’t hear from God in the study, you’re not likely to be used by God in the pulpit. Satan knows this, so if he has anything to say […]
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?
Did you know that a church campaign attracts your community, challenges your members, and boosts momentum in your church? And what I like best is that it’s not rocket science. You can pull off a successful campaign with a little effort and a lot of clarity about what to do. There are five key areas to nail when […]
After 31 years of ministry, the Apostle Paul wrote a letter to his protégé, Timothy. In this letter, which we call 1 Timothy, Paul wrote: Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers. – I Timothy 4:16 Watch your life closely. Examine it. Review […]
Are you conflicted about how your church should handle Halloween? Some families enter in while others strongly don’t. If your church does something to celebrate, are you giving ground to the evil one? Those are valid concerns. In our earliest years, we went back and forth on the issue. But with the benefit of experience […]