How would you describe the nature of the pastor's authority? This article shows that authority in the church is a delegated authority, limited by the Word of God, Christ-like in its demeanour, honouring to the freedoms of the Christian, and concerned with obedience to God and not the pastor.
Convictional Christian leadership is defined by one's faith. And so if one's beliefs about God are not true, everything else will be warped by that false knowledge—and this is a huge problem in our culture when it then comes to leadership. A proper understanding of the sovereignty of God will help one see that Christian leadership is an act of stewardship.
Spiritual leaders know where God wants people to be and take initiative to get them there, relying on God's power and using God's methods.
When faced with challenges in ministry, pastors have a tendency to allow the kingdom of the self encroach upon them. This article describes this problem as one of shifting treasure, and explains how this happens in terms of our identity, maturity, reputation, essentiality, and confidence.
How should you deal with negative church members? Be humble, shepherd, and be biblical.
Is the celebrity culture influencing how the church thinks about church leadership? This article argues that the church has been influenced, and this emerges in how the church chooses its leaders more according to giftedness than godliness. The author explains why this is a problem, and points to a better way to find leaders.
What is spiritual abuse? It is a sinful use of spiritual authority by Christian leaders to promote, protect, or enrich a person or a Christian institution regardless of the spiritual damage done to innocent parties and the cause of Christ. The article unpacks this definition.
This article warns against certain pitfalls that face especially young Christian leaders in their leadership roles.
Convictional Christian leadership is defined by one's faith. And so if one's beliefs about God are not true, everything else will be warped by that false knowledge—and this is a huge problem in our culture when it then comes to leadership. A proper understanding of God will help one see that Christian leadership is an act of stewardship. This article explains aspects of the leader's stewardship.
Professionalism is a threat to Christian ministry. It tends to produce consumerism and harms the life of the church. The article explains what can be done about it.
Are you a leader? What defines leadership? Here are twenty tips for answering this question.
You may know a pastor who moved out of the ministry because of sexual sin. Can it happen to you? This article gives seven steps to avoid sexual sin.
Is there a relationship between economics and church leadership? If you see economics as stewardship, then there are some lessons to take from economics. An economically wise church leadership requires that out of all the ministry opportunities before you, allocate your limited resources to the most effective ministry opportunities.
This article considers three aspects to finding evangelists that can function in the local church: develop a culture of evangelism, develop and teach a model for evangelism, and deploy people into evangelistic ministry.
This article discusses various virtues for a spiritual leader in the church to embody.
This chapter offers a history of how and why the Gospel Coalition was formed. At first it wanted to identify and strengthen the confessional foundation of evangelicalism, and so produced a confessional statement of its own that it discusses herein.
This chapter is about leadership in the church of Christ. The focus is on the importance of leaders having proper convictions and beliefs.
This chapter is about leadership in the church of Christ. The author’s emphasis is that wherever Christian leaders serve, their leadership should be driven by distinctively Christian convictions. Many leaders are good at change and organizational transformation, but they lack a centre of gravity in truth.
What should church leadership look like? This article first discusses New Testament terms for church leaders, such as apostles, elders, and deacons, and then explains that elders are called to rule God's church, and should be men, not women. It also discusses common models of church government: Episcopalian, Presbyterian, and Independent.
The author suggests that churches should have an evangelist as part of their leadership.
This article offers some key principles for answering the question whether women may be ordained to Christian ministry.
This article contains an interview with Dr. George Knight, who discusses questions surrounding the role of women in church leadership.
In this essay, the author wants to demonstrate that the crucial role of hermeneutics is not to be denied when passages are considered in reflecting on women in office. However, the author argues that the current discussion appears to be vexed frequently by an assumed but perhaps faulty exegesis of the relevant biblical texts. He uses as an illustration of this point 1 Timothy 2:8-15.