Pastoral Ministry

Episode 19: Things I Wished I’d Known Before Ministry

What were bits of information that would have been helpful to known before entering into ministry? Here are five things that bible college/seminary did not teach us but has been helpful knowing serving in the local church. 

Three Dangerous Leaders

Lately, I have had an opportunity to pull back from all the busy activities of ministry and to simply stop, reflect, and think. Here are three lessons I’ve learned about leadership over the past 10 years. 

Can a Person Mess Up So Bad to be Disqualified from Ministry?

Could someone who struggles with past sin be disqualified from preaching? At what point does a man who struggles with pornography be disqualified from ministry altogether? Can a man who is divorced or remarried be a leader in a church? Can he ever be restored again?

Study to Show Yourself Approved

The Bible reminds believers to avoid worthless foolish empty chatter, but instead to be thoroughly equipped and qualified with careful study of scripture. (2 Tim. 2:16; 3:17).

development process

4 Development Process for Effective Disciple Makers

Jesus didn’t take these men and immediately throw them into leadership. Jesus instead walked with them, prayed with them, and disciple them. In order to make disciples as Jesus did takes hard work, it requires grip, nurturing time, requires emotional intelligence, capacity, and fortitude.

Me Too Movement

Spiritual Abuse in the Church

Dietrich Bonhoeffer even said it well, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

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