By Brandon Cox on Nov 27, 2023
Success isn’t about beating giants. It’s about building a life that grows through trials and challenges.
By Rev J.r. Vassar on Mar 20, 2022
From small mistakes to colossal meltdowns, we are all too familiar with the pain and shame of failure.
By Joe Mckeever on Sep 6, 2023
Disciples of Jesus Christ must never try to calculate the cost/benefit of some act of ministry.
By Lance Witt on Sep 25, 2023
One of the spiritual questions every ministry leader must answer is, “Am I willing to serve in obscurity?”
By Karl Vaters on Oct 19, 2023
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 6, 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 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 Brandon O'brien on Nov 13, 2019
Leverage these characteristics, and you'll see greater ministry success.
By SermonCentral on Jan 20, 2022
There are no guaranteed steps to church growth. Because the church is people. And people don’t come with guarantees.
By Lance Witt on Apr 10, 2023
But numbers become a problem in the heart of a pastor when they move from being a point of celebration to becoming the driver of our motivation.
By Brady Boyd on May 7, 2018
Brady Boyd: "No matter how hard I try, I will always be tempted to measure my success by attendance numbers."
By Brandon O'brien on Feb 18, 2018
Brandon O'Brien offers five strengths that he believes are inherent in small congregations, which can leverage these characteristics for ministry success.
By SermonCentral on Jan 21, 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 Todd Brown on Mar 10, 2022
Working with hundreds of churches over the last 35 years, I have observed three common elements of successful building programs and all three are characteristics displayed by quality leaders.