Why and How I Know What I Am Preaching 12 Months From Now

Here is why advanced sermon planning works for me practically and why I believe I have the freedom to work this way both biblically and theologically.

8 Dangerous Pastors Who Will Destroy Your Church

You’re on your church’s pastor search committee? Good for you. It’s a difficult task, one that can make or break your church for a long time to come. But this can be one of the finest services you render for the Lord and His church, especially if you help your church avoid dangerous pastors.

The Misuse of Leadership Influence and Wasted Opportunities

Leaders, decide what you want to leverage your influence on and what problems you should help solve. Frankly, some problems are too small for you.

How Long Can You Succeed in Ministry Without God?

Certainly God is welcome at your church, but is he really necessary? It's not all that hard to build a ministry without God. What a terrifying place to be.

10 Reasons Long-Term Pastorates Matter

Studies over the years have shown the value of long-term pastoral tenures. When staying at a tough church is challenging, maybe these reasons below will challenge you to hold on.

There’s No Such Thing as Retiring From Ministry

Last month marked one year since I stepped away from the pastorate. I’ve shunned the term retirement like the plague, vowing to remain active in ministry and seeking to use the rest of my life to serve the Lord.

How to Preach a Text You Don’t Fully Understand

If you're engaged in expository preaching, chances are you've had to teach on a passage you don't fully understand.

Why the Christmas Season Can Be Hard for Pastors – 10 Reasons

I love the Christmas season but the Christmas seasoncan be hard for pastors. Pastors experience Christmas stress for a host of reasons, one of them being taking on the stress and heartache of the people to whom they are ministering.

He Who Is a Happy Creator Is a Happy Redeemer

If we are going to fully trust God, it’s vital that we believe in a happy God who cares deeply for our welfare and is active in creation and redemption.

Is There Spiritual Safety in Numbers?

There is safety in numbers. Some people treat their spiritual lives the same way. But Jesus disabuses us of that misconception.

God Sustains the Weary with a Word

From Isaiah: the Lord GOD has given me the tongue of a teacher, that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word.

Character Is More Important Than Communication Skills

We should all be great communicators because we must share our message effectively. But if you prioritize your communication skills over your character, it probably won’t end well.

9 Teaching Methods of Jesus

Jesus was the master teacher. Thousands would gather to hang on his every word. People traveled far and wide just to hear him. The lessons he taught spread like fire and literally changed the world.

5 Life-Changing Secrets of Kingdom Living

On the outside, it looked like I was just taking good sermon notes. But what I was really doing was exploring secrets of kingdom living

The 5 Essential Practices of Leaders Who Multiply Leaders

We know that Jesus was a hero maker by how he allocated his time and energy as a leader. The following are the top five practices of leaders who make heroes by multiplying leaders.

Undistracted Holidays

Even for the devout, distractions abound during this season of celebration. Preparations for an unprecedented day of feasting, complications of travel, and even engagement in the complexities of family relationships can draw us away from a focused heart of gratitude. Let's talk undistracted holidays.

Why Cool Church Doesn’t Work Anymore

There was an era when simply being a cool, relevant church helped churches reach unchurched people. That time is over.

Character Over Competence in Deciding on and Developing Leaders

We must declare messages about the importance of character to younger leaders AND we must design our leadership development to be more about character than competence.

Elijah the Prophet: What We Can Learn From His Mental Health

Many spiritual leaders in the Bible struggled to obtain victory while serving faithfully. The story of Elijah the Prophet is just one case study model for ministry. Many pastors and church leaders can learn a valuable lesson on self-care and God’s provision to take care of His own.

7 Specific Ways for a Leader To Offer Praise

Good leaders are appreciative of the people they lead. They learn to offer praise well.

Tauren Wells ‘Crazy About You’ Lyrics Labeled ‘Biblically in Error’ by...

Tauren Wells shared earlier this week that his from his song “Crazy About You” has been denied airplay from at least 13 Christian radio stations because radio programmers claim it is theologically incorrect.

Matt Chandler, Part 1: How the 2022 Controversy Has Impacted His...

Matt Chandler joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share how God has brought healing in his life and ministry following the controversy he walked through in 2022.