This article gives eleven commandments for ministers to consider in order to cope with criticism in the ministry.
Here are five common rookie pastor mistakes: having high expectations of the church, failing to embrace the church's uniqueness, invoking pastoral authority without earning pastoral credibility, mistaking preference for conviction, and showing fear or anger in the face of opposition.
How should you react to the news of a fallen pastor? Their fall should not only come as a shock but also as a lesson. This article considers five lessons one can learn from fallen pastors for your own growth.
Despite the fact that He was perfect, our Lord was still criticized. How much more can an imperfect pastor expect criticism from an imperfect congregation? This article identifies the source of criticism, and shows how the minister can deal with criticism through prayer, self-examination, and seeking advice.
How can the church care best for the future needs of the minister? Proper planning for retirement is one aspect of this. This article looks at the biblical example in the Old and New Testament of the provision God commanded for the priests and Levites. Such planning is important, and can be of great benefit to the church.
This article give pointers to young ministers about beginning well in the ministry. Understanding the nature of Christian spirituality means that the pastor will begin well by giving priority to preaching. In order to do this well, the minister must have a clear understanding of the nature of preaching. Then the pastor must know where to draw margins.