By Chris Surber on Aug 24, 2018
Author Chris Surber suggests six avenues to handle the hurt and disappointment so common in pastoral ministry.
By Joseph Mattera on Feb 8, 2024
Preaching is vital to God's purposes--that's why we must get it right.
By Josh Reich on Jun 19, 2022
Let’s face it, when someone hurts us, we can brush it off and often move on. We can be tough, ignore it, deal with it or get even (although that rarely helps), but something changes when it is our spouse, kids, a close friend or a family member who is hurt. We feel powerless in that moment.
By SermonCentral on Dec 30, 2021
Hurting churches hurt people. Including pastors who try to help them. Here are 9 principles to help you stay strong.
By Erik Raymond on Aug 17, 2018
Like so many blessings from God, we can elevate them to become a distraction or even an idol.
By Sherman Haywood Cox on Oct 20, 2019
It's alright to allow your own pains and hurts to show. If Jesus could, then we can.
By Lance Witt on Aug 17, 2023
It’s not just what you say, but how you say it.
By Rick Ezell on Mar 29, 2018
Use these methods to practically reach people suffering from real hurts, problems, doubts, fears, and anxieties gnawing at their faith.
By Brian Orme on Jan 26, 2024
What you think about your preaching while preparing your message might be just as important as the words you say when you deliver it.
By Josh Reich on Sep 27, 2019
The crash a pastor experiences the day after preaching can be brutal. Your whole body aches, your eyes hurt, you feel as low as you have felt all week.
By Josh Reich on Apr 13, 2023
You know the conversation. Someone in your church asks to meet with you, or you set up the meeting because you know they are angry at you, the church or a decision that was made.
By Karl Vaters on Oct 24, 2023
Don’t just get the content right. Consider how it might feel to the hurting pastors who need your help the most.
By Joe Mckeever on Jan 17, 2021
You ask the question and–this is critical–you remain standing. You are not just expressing a point of view, you are asking for answers. And you are doing so in such a sweet manner, no one can accuse you of trying to stir up anything.
By Charles Stone on Jun 28, 2023
As I enter the sixth decade of my life and reflect over the brokenness I’ve faced as a pastor, I’m beginning to see its great value. It still hurts and I’d prefer not to face it. Yet, I’m experiencing the fruit of brokenness: inner peace, joy, and a purpose that supersedes ‘ministry success.’
By SermonCentral on Jul 4, 2022
“Is this depression? I have almost no motivation for anything. I have been praying and I will keep praying for God to be my strength but how do you fight when you don’t feel like fighting?"