Resources 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...

JD Greear discusses the future of Christian ministry at the Southern Baptist Convention Pre-Conference in Dallas, Texas on June 9, 2018. Continue...

We live in a world where issues arise in the news and culture daily. Behind every issue, however, is a person—a person made in the image of God. This intermittent ERLC Podcast series, “How to Handle,” will tackle tough issues... 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...

Dhati Lewis, the lead pastor at Blueprint Church in Atlanta, Georgia, discusses the challenges and opportunities of planting a church in an urban area.  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...