The Pastor and Funerals

By Dr. Charles Hebert

It is the privilege and responsibility of every pastor to bury people well. This subject I have been tasked with writing about once brought a level of fear and anxiety to my heart. Today, I recognize

The Needed and Under-Developed Skills of Ministers

By Jeff Young

What are the skill sets you believe are must-haves for ministers coming into their first full-time positions?

Obviously, there are matters of character that are critical for any minister, but from purely a “skill set” perspective, I

Eight Ways to Do Kingdom Ministry Better

By Bobby Wood

I really love my job. I love the fact that I get to work with church planters and pastors every day. It’s cool to see the various ministries they represent and how God has wired each one

Money, Money, Money

By Dr. Jack Graham 

“I’m working as hard as I can to get my life and my cash to run out at the same time. And if I die right after lunch on Tuesday, everything will be fine.” —Former Pro

Campaign for Purity

Pornography is ravaging the hearts and minds of men and women worldwide. Today, the accessibility to pornographic images is simply a click away. Movie channels, the Internet, and apps such as Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and other media platforms provide unfettered …

Communication in a Multisite Church

I have been married to my wife, Hillary, for 15 years and despite the fact that we talk every day, at times we easily have issues with communication.  Either I’m not listening or she’s not sharing or we’ve both made …

A Call to Moral Purity

As men of God, we are called to a high standard of conduct that demands far more of us, and is so much more rewarding and fulfilling, than just avoiding the so-called big sins. One concern I have for us …

The Why of Camp

It was June 14, 1990, in the middle of the Ozarks in central Missouri. I was 7 years old, attending a youth camp where my dad was leading worship. Sitting in the back row with my mom (as a true …

Preaching Sources

As a preacher, you are constantly trying to improve your craft. Your goal is to be an effective preacher and communicator in order to reach as many people as possible with the Gospel. You spend countless hours studying Scripture, developing

Influencers Who Refuse To Be Influenced

History bears testimony to an ebb-and-flow relationship between man and God, which impacts not just the human heart, but also entire communities, churches, cities, countries, and even continents. For instance, there was a time when Europe was an utterly pagan …