Resources on Ministry

J.D. Greear shares what his hopes are for the future of the Southern Baptist Convention.  Continue...

A quaint story circulated among Methodists describes a young pastor fresh out of seminary who had just begun his first pastorate. As he drove up to the small church he noticed an old tree blocking the side doors into the... Continue...

As culture changes, ministry leaders inherit both new opportunities and new challenges. At the SBC Pre-Conference, J.D. Greear discusses what these new contexts mean for ministry leaders today and how we can be faithful to God’s calling. Continue...

“It’s lonely at the top.” I hear that often from pastors, CEOs, and others carrying the heavy weight of leadership in their organizations. The truth behind that phrase was brought to life in The State of Pastors, Barna Group and Pepperdine University’s... Continue...

As the apostle Paul neared the end of his ministry, he faced great discouragement. According to 2 Timothy 4:9-18, Paul longed for Timothy, his “truth child in the faith,” to come to him soon because the majority of his other... Continue...

Every pastor who loves Jesus and his Church wants the church he leads to grow. After all, Jesus made it clear that he came to seek and to save the lost (Luke 19:10), to build his Church (Matt. 16:18), and... Continue...

I’ll never forget the quiet of the church building on my first day as pastor. I had previously served on a large church staff with many action-packed weekly ministries. The building was a beehive of activity. But in my new... Continue...

I was 24, working at my alma mater, when a student prayed in a group, “And God, thank you for Jenn’s example as an older woman on our campus.” I restrained a burst of laughter. Thankfully everyone’s eyes were closed.... Continue...

The Bible speaks directly to multi-ethnic ministry. God’s picture of eternal life is one of every tribe, tongue, and nation. Travis Wussow discusses this with Trillia Newbell, Juan Sanchez, Afhsin Ziafat, and Josh Smith at the Southern Baptist Convention Pre-Conference.... Continue...

This summer brought an end to the latest legal challenge to ministerial housing allowances. June 13, 2019, was the deadline for Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) to appeal the Seventh Circuit’s decision in Gaylor v. Mnuchin to the Supreme Court,... Continue...