Resources on Ministry

I attended a funeral for my great aunt this past summer.  She celebrated her ninety-eighth birthday right before she passed. Sitting there listening to one person after another share the story of how she impacted their life, I was surprised... Continue...

The experience of watching a family live through the last few days of their child’s life will never leave you. The loss of a child is perhaps the most painful thing one can experience. Regardless if it’s a miscarriage, a... Continue...

It’s true. Millennials aren’t streaming into churches like their parents and grandparents did years before them. Evangelicalism has lost its cultural chic and the cost of discipleship has increased, even if only slightly, for the American Evangelical. These cultural changes,... Continue...

Recently I had a discussion with some friends about some public leadership fails in the news. Our conversation turned to a general topic of leadership and things we’ve observed. What struck us was how these things evolve from little, seemingly... Continue...

In order to help us best minister to women in different life circumstances, I invite women to share on my blog in an occasional series I call "In Her Shoes". Awhile back, I asked my friend Angela Bassett to share.... Continue...

It seems that everywhere we look in the pop Christian blogosphere, someone is talking about Millennials. The conversation is usually focused on what these Millennials want and how the local church can reach them. For example, in a September article... Continue...

Southern Baptist pastors struggling through personal or professional crisis now have a confidential place to turn, thanks to a new partnership between the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and Focus on the Family.  The care line launched Oct. 1 dedicated exclusively to Southern... Continue...

Reaching the world with the gospel requires us to understand the world around us, doesn’t it? We study statistics, chat with our colleagues and watch the world work. Understanding the cultural makeup and behavioral tendencies of those around us helps... Continue...

Today’s question is how do pastors handle politics from the pulpit without communicating too much trust in Washington? Well, I think the first step is standing up and making sure that your people recognize that the things that they are... Continue...

QUESTION: To help the pastors in the room think through when they are dealing with the topic of divorce and remarriage in their churches, what are some framework principles that they can have in terms of whom they should marry, whom... Continue...