Recovering from a church split

I am thankful that I have never been through a church split as a pastor. I pray that I never will. However, this is an interesting article by Mark Barnard that sheds light on how a church can heal following a split. I think it is helpful information for all of us who are in…

Sermon Preparation

Every pastor and preacher differs when it comes to preparing for sermons. There is no right or wrong way to prepare a sermon. The main point to understand is the importance of good preparation. Preaching is serious business. A preacher has the responsibility to proclaim God’s Word to the people. A pastor has even a…

The Equipping Ministry of the Pastor

The scripture tells us in Ephesians 4:11-12 that God gives us pastors and teachers for the purpose of ‘equipping’ the saints for the work of the ministry and for the edifying of the church. There are several things to note concerning the equipping ministry of the pastor: 1.       Equipping is the pastor’s primary role. The…

Negative aspects of longevity

In an earlier post, I shared an article about the longevity of pastors in small churches. The premise of the article was that longevity is a positive thing and that it should be encouraged. I personally believe that staying in one church for a long time is a good thing. I admire those pastors who…