By Brandon Cox on Aug 14, 2017
Success isn’t about beating giants. It’s about building a life that grows through trials and challenges.
By Lance Witt on Nov 20, 2017
How do you define a "win" in ministry?
By Karl Vaters on Jan 4, 2018
A minister with a well-nourished soul may or may not have a big church, but they’ll always have a healthy ministry.
By Joe Mckeever on Dec 10, 2016
Disciples of Jesus Christ must never try to calculate the cost/benefit of some act of ministry.
By Lance Witt on Jan 30, 2017
One of the spiritual questions every ministry leader must answer is, “Am I willing to serve in obscurity?”
By Karl Vaters on May 25, 2017
Following a long-term, successful pastorate is one of the hardest callings in ministry. Every pastor should do everything we can to make it as easy as possible for the next pastor and the church to do great ministry after we leave.
By Bob Hostetler on Jan 8, 2020
Pastor Bob Hostetler hasn't just survived the challenges that come with being married while in ministry; he lists his marriage as a major ministry success. How does that happen?
By Ron Edmondson on Apr 7, 2021
My heart is for leaders. I have been in leadership roles for over three decades now. I’ve led large and small teams. Through my ministry I’ve worked with hundreds of leaders. A mentor of mine always reminds me the success of whatever is being led always reflects back to leadership.
By Charles Stone on Jul 28, 2016
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 Brandon O'brien on Nov 14, 2019
Leverage these characteristics, and you'll see greater ministry success.
By Brady Boyd on May 8, 2018
Brady Boyd: "No matter how hard I try, I will always be tempted to measure my success by attendance numbers."
By Hal Seed on Jun 4, 2010
Hal Seed helps pastors and church leaders measure the success of their children’s ministry outreach events and retain unchurched families as a result.
By Sermoncentral on Jan 22, 2021
It never gets easier. No matter how many times you hear about it. And we're hearing about it a lot more lately. In epidemic numbers.
By Brandon O'brien on Feb 19, 2018
Brandon O'Brien offers five strengths that he believes are inherent in small congregations, which can leverage these characteristics for ministry success.
By Lisa Eifert on Aug 23, 2016
All church ministries share one overarching purpose: Regardless of age, gender or race, they exist in service of God. However, just because ministries have overlapping agendas doesn’t mean the means through which to form them are the same. In fact, depending on the type of ministry, optimal organizational strategies often vary wildly.
Summer offers the perfect opportunity to focus on best practices for organizing one group in particular: the men’s ministry. Let’s count down five tips for forming—and sustaining—a vibrant men’s ministry within your church community.