You may not have strong public-speaking gifts…

One of the disciplines I’ve committed myself to doing regularly is reading books on preaching. Why? Frankly, I want to become a better preacher. I want to familiarize myself with biblical truth regarding preaching and by God’s grace, see these take root in my preaching. Ultimately, I want to steward the riches of God’s Word…

4 Truths to Remember Concerning Burnout

Christopher Ash in his book “Zeal without Burnout” gives four truths he learned while he was recovering from burnout. Focus on the Lord’s definition of success. Ministry isn’t about numbers. It’s about faithfully preaching, teaching, and loving the people. Seek help from a mature Christian friend of Christian counselor when appropriate. Share the load with…

4 Lessons From A Pastor Regarding Burnout

Christopher Ash in his book “Zeal without Burnout” gives four truths he learned while he was recovering from burnout. Focus on the Lord’s definition of success. Ministry isn’t about numbers. It’s about faithfully preaching, teaching, and loving the people. Seek help from a mature Christian friend or Christian counselor when appropriate. Share the load with…

Five Principles of Community-Based, Gospel-Centered Mutual Care

Tim Chester and Steve Timmis in Everyday Church: Gospel Communities on Mission give five principles of community-based, gospel-centered, mutual pastoral care that are very helpful in answering the question, “What does everyday pastoral care look like?” And just as a preface, “pastoral care is not the sole responsibility of pastors anymore than evangelism is the sole…

Five Principles of Community-Based, Gospel-Centered Mutual Care

Tim Chester and Steve Timmis in Everyday Church: Gospel Communities on Mission give five principles of community-based, gospel-centered, mutual pastoral care that are very helpful in answering the question, “What does everyday pastoral care look like?” And just as a preface, “pastoral care is not the sole responsibility of pastors anymore than evangelism is the sole…

Pastor, do you labor for your people?

Paul tells us in Colossians 2:1-2, “For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of…