In any ministry setting conflict resolution, unity, and the ability to lead forward is a must. A church cannot only get through these situations but they can learn to use them to produce and grow in congregational health and discipleship. However, in order to do so a culture of listening has to be created in the church. In this article, I offer three essentials for creating a culture of listening in your pastoral ministry.
Has preaching passed its shelf-life or outlived its “sell by” date? Or, does it still have a role in the Mission of the Church and the disciple-making process? In this post, I offer three quick thoughts on why I believe it does.
I recently took a 10-day trip to South Asia. This post is a reflection, of sorts, of my trip but with a specific aim or goal. I believe it is imperative for every pastor and minister in the church to receive theological training. And this certainly includes those in foreign contexts. Here I offer you five reasons why from my most recent personal experiences.
Preaching is paramount for pastoral ministry. In this post, I offer three reasons why this is so and therefore why you should be committed wholeheartedly to this task in your pastorate or ministry assignment.
Even if the congregation overwhelming affirms your call to be their pastor, integrating as a new leader into an existing staff and lay leadership can be challenging. More than likely, they previously were the work force for a different leader. However, I do believe you can survive the transition. In this article, I list five truths to remember that can guide you through this process.