This article gives eleven commandments for ministers to consider in order to cope with criticism in the ministry.
When can someone say he is called to the ministry? This article addresses this question, explaining that calling is the work of God the Holy Spirit.
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.
This article raises five considerations for a long-term pastorate: the pastor's credibility grows, he can know for certain what the church has been taught and plan his preaching accordingly, he learns how to face a crisis of leadership in the church at various intervals, he will be less tempted to re-use old sermons, and moving is hard on families.
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.
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.
Church members are prone to forget that their pastor is one of them. Here is a reminder about how to minister to your pastor and what you can hope for as a result.
Can you have ministry regrets? Yes. This article shares seven of the author's regrets in the ministry, as a way to help others avoid experiencing the same regrets.
Why should you give your pastor a sabbatical? This article offers seven reasons.
Are there reasons that can make someone hesitant to return to pastoral ministry? This article list ten possible reasons.
Why do pastors leave churches? This article lists ten reasons.
This article identifies eight mistakes you need to avoid as a young pastor.
What are the important things to know when you are beginning in the ministry? This article explains nine things.
What are pastoral burdens faced by many pastors? Here are twelve burdens pastors frequently face.
What are your reasons for pastoring a church? This article gives eight reasons for remaining in the pastorate.
How do you build a biblical church ministry? There are five essential things you need to do to, according to this article.
What is key to building a long, fruitful ministry? This article discusses five key factors: spiritual formation, self-care, emotional and cultural intelligence, marriage and family, and leadership and management.
As a pastor how do you build a theological library? This article indicates that a starting point is to consider whether the library will be digital, print, or both.
How should you conduct yourself when you are invited as a guest preacher? This article offers fourteen tips you may want to look at.
What shoud a church member should know about their pastor? This article suggests five things.
How is a pastor to deal with attacks from fellow ministry leaders, or even members of the flock? This article provides a list of eight points to consider when false accusations, unfair criticism, and slander come at the pastor.
This article discusses two key principles from Matthew 13 that come from the perfect model of ministry, Jesus Christ: he loves the lost, and preaches the truth. The article encourages the same for all ministers, while directing them not to cater to unbelief, and to understand that people will respond in different ways to the truth.
This article makes a case for long-term ministry in one place. It offers four suggestions that may enable one to sustain such a ministry.
What should you do when a pastor falls into sin? This article shows that we first need to have a right view of the biblical teaching of human nature and sin.
This article speaks to the blessing that comes from a spiritual brotherhood among ministers. The author mentions tangible ways in which the Lord uses this: the imparting of wisdom through counsel, the exchange of valuable theological resources, and the extension of ministerial outreach and visitation.
Studies have shown that the average pastor quits a church within his first five years of ministry there. This article offers seven things that every pastor must remember when tempted to quit.
Every pastor will at times face the challenge of accepting or declining a call to another church. This article lists eight things to consider.
When leaving a church, what are the things a pastor should do? Talk with your fellow leaders, be open to counsel and correction, resolve conflicts, plan your transition and succession, and express your appreciation.
What are common issues that concern the finances of the pastor? To address this question, the article looks at eight financial questions asked by pastors.
For a beginning pastor, the ministry may look daunting. How should you approach pastoral ministry? This article shares six lessons: soak yourself in the Word, avoid the performance syndrome, point people to the Saviour, honour other pastors, love your wife, and love your people.