Articles on Ministry

Church staff and volunteers across the country are finalizing preparations for the start of a new ministry year as kids return for the start of school. If you're lending a hand with children's worship, volunteering in Awana, or serving as... Continue...

When I speak at churches, I am constantly amazed by how many services are designed and executed in a way that excludes everyone but the 20 percent of members who are the most active. Worship services in the local church... Continue...

Lend your voice by signing onto the brief before April 23. The Ministerial Housing Allowance is under legal attack. A federal court in Wisconsin struck down this tax exemption as unconstitutional, and the case is now on appeal at the... Continue...

When a pastor is burning out, many times a board of elders or deacons form a support system. Often, it’s his spouse that watches out for him. But, who cares for the pastor’s spouse? According to a LifeWay Research survey... Continue...

My church body recently walked (and is continuing to walk) through one of the greatest tragedies I’ve ever witnessed. Our community is suffering, mourning and asking difficult questions. Initially, it was one of the most exhausting weeks my husband and... Continue...

Dan Darling interviews J.T. English, pastor of training at The Village Church in Texas, about training local church members in theology. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed... Continue...

The events I dreaded the most when I first became a pastor were funerals. But not every funeral.   Some funerals are easy: you know the person, and you know that they were a believer. There is nothing easier than... Continue...

Dan Darling asks Jason Duesing of Midwestern Seminary how training men and women for ministry and our approach to missions is different from decades past. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe,... Continue...

As Christians under the authority of Jesus and under the authority of our elected officials, how should we approach the spiritual needs of our elected leaders? Dan Darling sits down with Mark Dever, pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in... Continue...

Introduction to Matthew 1 During Christmas, it is important to reflect on one of the greatest gifts God gives us: his love. What is love? Biblical love is agape. It is covenantal, self-sacrificial and others-oriented. It’s shown in Christ and... Continue...