The work of pastors is complex. They are expected to preach, teach, evangelize, lead, visit, train, etc. Thus, they have a multitude of responsibilities. And unlike ministers (administrators, specialists, professors, etc.) who visit various congregations, pastors live with their congregations. Once the visiting minister leaves, the congregational pastor stays with the church. The responsibilities can be overwhelming- goals, budget issues, training, conflicts, expectations, family, and so forth.
Here we go again," I thought as Pastor Reuben Roundtree Jr. announced that his congregation, for whom I was conducting a short evangelistic series, would experience a week of fasting.
The author reminds us that God will always be with us.
How do you know when God is speaking to you? How do pastors help their church members recognize God's voice?
Where have we come from, as it relates to preparing ministers to preach the Gospel? Where are we going?
Three reasons why rituals should be a part of church traditions and practices.
At the beginning of the twenty-first century, there is much that motivates science to revise the design metaphor. Does the scientific principle discussed in this article help or hinder these efforts?
Communicating love to children through words and action, as God has done to us, will go a long way in creating an environment for children to grow in Christ.
Church leaders must constantly examine their motives as they fulfill the church's mission.
There always will be the solo pastor to conduct the bulk of the church's business. Such pastors must be competent in several areas of church ministry.