Two Reminders for Recapturing the Passion for Making Disciples

Have you ever visited churches or visited with leaders you have discipled in the past? What did you discover? Perhaps this would be a good time for you to revisit the past places and people so that you can move forward with a fresh and renewed passion for making disciples. Mac Brunson, pastor of Valleydale…

Using Media to Impact Communities

Recently I sat down with Joel Devisser, Founder of Rock This World Productions. He has observed the dramatic influence of media on the lives of children, particularly in the areas of morality, the gospel, and Christian role models. Additionally, he observed how the majority of movie goers to faith based movies were believers looking for…

Plan for Shepherding Your Leaders in the New Year

Great endings can lead to great new beginnings! As you prepare to close out this year of ministry you might consider asking for some feedback from your leaders. This can help you keep your finger on the pulse of your church and develop a plan for shepherding your leaders in the new year. Meredith King,…

Balancing Pastoring and Parenting

I am the father of two sons, husband to a wonderful wife, and a pastor. Our sons are now young adults, both married to wonderful, godly young ladies. Both have responded to God’s calling into full-time vocational ministry, serve on the same church staff, and are raising small children. They are now on the journey…

Is Serving in the Ministry Truly Worth It?

At various points in the life of one called to ministry, there will be challenges. Those challenges will most likely prompt one to ask, “Is serving in the ministry truly worth it?” A few months ago, I discovered a message by Dr. Charles Swindoll that encouraged me, and I know it will encourage you to…

Creative Leadership Training

So much that goes on in training is not really training. Learn more about how to plan and implement training that will equip your Bible study leaders for ministry through this Lunch & Learn presentation: Creative Leadership Training. Presented by Alan Raughton, seasoned and creative trainer of Sunday School and small group leaders and Pastor…