By John Holm on Jul 19, 2021
"I've rarely coached someone who decided that more knowledge or more skill would help them become a successful leader. Instead, what they needed to learn was more about themselves."
By Mark Dever on Jul 16, 2012
Six pastors define and discuss their passionate calling to expositional preaching.
By Sermoncentral on Apr 27, 2013
Bad preaching includes underestimating the intelligence of your listeners and the power of the Word.
By Lance Witt on Nov 20, 2017
How do you define a "win" in ministry?
By Chris Foster on Nov 21, 2013
Are there laws that define a sermon as good or bad, effective or ineffective, memorable or forgettable?
By Ken Collins on Jul 27, 2020
Have you ever taken the time to define the "why" of your weekly task? Here's one list from a veteran pastor.
By Peter Mead on Feb 4, 2021
Defining legalism carefully is vitally important. It is important for each follower of Christ. It is a serious business to discount a restriction as legalism when it actually is displeasing to the One who loved us and gave Himself for us.
By Ray Hollenbach on May 8, 2020
Gordon MacDonald: "I think we probably need to totally re-define what pastors do in leading our contemporary 21st century church."
By Peter Mead on Nov 23, 2018
"The ministry of the word is stewarding and heralding God's word in such a way that people encounter God through his word."
By Sermoncentral on Feb 27, 2019
How do you define a church slump? More importantly, what do you do when it happens?
By Charles Stone on Dec 27, 2017
"Discouragement is a universal experience for ministry leaders and the word actually self-defines itself…dis-courage meaning no courage. Some of the Bible’s greatest characters faced it: Moses, David, Paul, Mary the mother of Jesus, and the apostles. Nehemiah, the great Old Testament leader faced it when he led the Jews to rebuild the wall. Yet, his response offers us hope when we face it."
By Lance Witt on Jun 13, 2016
Culture is one of things that is hard to define but easy to feel. You certainly feel it when you visit a foreign country and you bump up against different customs and ways of doing things, but you also feel it when you enter a business or a church. There is a certain style or personality of an organization that is an expression of culture. I sometimes think of culture as the organization’s “way” of doing what they do. There is a Ritz Carlton “way” of doing customer service. There is a Starbucks “way” of doing business. There is a Crossroads Church “way” of doing ministry.
By Duncan Hamilton on Apr 23, 2016
Liddell wasn’t for sale at any price. He told one congregation that ‘the greatest danger was victory,’ which he further defined as ‘bringing a man up to a level above the strength of his character’. He appealed to another to ‘keep sport free from anything that tends to lower its purity and value’ and to ‘engage in it’ for ‘the sport’s sake alone’. He revealed to a third that no cheering from an athletics crowd had given as much pleasure as his religion.