Articles by S. Joseph Kidder
Through engaging stories, biblical insights, leadership research, field-tested methods, and practical models of effective leadership development, Leading With Story offers unique solutions that will inspire and challenge any who want to raise up or to be raised up as Christ-centered leaders in this story-centric generation.
Understand how unity does not tolerate diversity, unity requires it, otherwise it becomes uniformity.
If you are not a part of community, you miss out on many ways God interacts with you.
Disappointments, frustrations, and interruptions are often God’s way of saying, “One of My children needs you just now.”
Modeling Jesus’ technique for getting close to people requires prayer, imagination, and moving outside the box. Embrace these practical suggestions, and grow your church!
The secret life of the pastor finds its foundation in unhurried time with Jesus.
God is honored when the people are satisfied with the pastor and when the pastor has a positive attitude toward them.
They mattered in Jesus’ day; they matter today. Discover why paying attention to people is still the best evangelistic approach.
It happens to the best pastors. Take the journey from fatigue to freshness, one step at a time.
Early New Testament leadership created a culture of mentoring in the church so that the next generation could learn from their example, experience, wisdom, and fortitude. This should also be done today, through intentional training and teaching.
How can experienced ministers impart their wisdom, knowledge, experience, and skills to the next generation of leaders?
Conclude this series by exploring the why and how of fasting.
Pastors feel a sense of failure because they often measure success by numbers, especially in attendance, baptisms, and giving. But what is the true measure of success?
The authors start this series by giving the background and advantages of all types of fasting.
A number of considerations come into play when pastors ponder relocating. And the choice is not always easy.
One of the distinguishing traits of the early church was its members’ love for one another
Listed in this article are seven tips to help facilitate the pastoral process of finding balance.
Note these five steps crucial for developing a preaching calendar for the year
Practical pointers from experienced pastors.
Read how God will overcome obstacles to reach your city and bless your church.
Is a massive church planting movement needed, or even possible? See what the statistics say.
What is your church doing to have the best children’s ministry you can? Effective ministry to today’s children goes beyond a basic understanding of developmental issues or simple babysitting.
Do you dream of being a part of a vibrant worshiping community of faith?Discover a proven strategy to accomplish it.
What do guests see, experience, and feel in your church?
Two simple words can change you, your church, and your future.
Is your church a friendly place?
Reflections on the future of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America:The long view of church growth (part 2 of 2) (February 2011)
How can the North American church bust the trends and turn the church around?
What does the pastor do? Is there a biblical job description? The author shares five principles based on the ministry of Jesus.
Why is relational evangelism still the best way to introduce people to Christ?
Reflections on the future of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America: Trends and challenges (part 1 of 2) (December 2010)
How is the Seventh-day Adventist Church doing in terms of growth, finances, and Christian education?