Abortion is a reality in our society. How does the church disciple her members to deal with this issue? This article points to three things which can be done to help members deal with this issue: develop a theology of "outcry," recognize fighting abortion as a social justice ministry, and teach members how to talk about it with one another and unbelievers.
How do you preach gospel-centred sermons? This article explains five keys to this: learn to apply the gospel to yourself, stick with the sins revealed in the passage, be content with the passage's gospel solution, address your spiritual growth, and depend on the Holy Spirit.
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.
How do you write a sermon introduction that will grab the attention of those listening to your preaching? At times knowing how not to do it helps in knowing how to do it. By avoiding these ten mistakes you can work towards writing a sermon introduction that will draw attention.
Expository preaching is of benefit not only for the church, but also the pastor. This article explains five ways in which this is so.
As a pastor you can use social media to build up your church. This article points to ten ways you can use social media for your church.
This article explains that if you are attempting to minister with a celebrity-pastor conscience, or you forget you are finite, or working as if the results were your responsibility, then pastoral burnout is looming.
Sermon illustration can either draw people into the sermon or push them away. This article offers three mistakes that you need to avoid, and how to fix them.
How can you write a sermon full of application without sacrificing doctrine and exegesis? This article argues that by writing your main points in the form of a command, putting them in the present tense, and provide real life examples of what it looks like to live out the text, you can fill your sermon with application.
How can a pastor make the first sentence of his sermon be effective? This article offers five laws that pertain to this question.
How do you make a good word study in sermon making? These can help to bring out the message of the text. This article, though, focuses on five common mistakes when pastors do word studies.
Should a pastor use the second person pronoun in his preaching? This article lists three reasons in support of this.
What should be the personal priorities of a pastor? This article suggests three, the first of which is to make sure you are a Christian.
This article offers seven pieces of advice to one preparing for ministry.
Are you struggling as a pastor to get things done? How is your planning? The article offers three possibilities as to why you are not getting things done.
What makes for an effective sermon? This article suggests that the sermon's conclusion is important for an effective sermon.
What makes for an effective sermon? This article considers how to make use of effective transitions in preaching in order to keep your hearers engaged.
If you have a great exegetical insight, just how do you communicate it in preaching without losing your hearers' attention? This article suggests five ways.
In ministry the question is not how does one avoid frustration, but how do he deal with it. This article considers the matter.