By Joe Mckeever on Feb 6, 2018
After working for years among hundreds of small congregations, Joe McKeever speaks to the subtle growth barriers that tend to go unnoticed or unaddressed in stagnant churches.
By Joe Mckeever on Feb 2, 2018
Non-growing churches are not healthy, at least in some significant ways. Joe McKeever gives his input to help revive a church that seems to have "plateaued."
By Joe Mckeever on Dec 6, 2017
The most valuable ministry thing you have done just may be the time you stopped to encourage a homeless man and bought him lunch.
By Joe Mckeever on Nov 14, 2017
"If we cannot walk by faith and believe by faith–a redundancy, of course–we will stop praying."
By Joe Mckeever on Oct 21, 2017
"A pastor’s wife’s greatest ministry is to her husband first, and her children second."
By Joe Mckeever on Sep 22, 2017
"Any pastor can tell you about it. Even when you do your best to serve God by ministering to His people, some church members are not going to forgive you. You didn’t do it their way, weren’t there when they called, didn’t jump at their bark." So how do you handle these kinds of situations?
By Joe Mckeever on Sep 7, 2017
Get out of the office, pastor, and knock on some doors. Later, you can get your people to do it. But first, you do it. Do it by yourself, if you must. Or take someone with you. Do it by appointment or cold-turkey. But do it. That is as profound a way as I know to build a great church.
By Joe Mckeever on Aug 12, 2017
“I have all this education and training. Why won’t churches call me as pastor?”
By Joe Mckeever on Aug 9, 2017
To serve people “for Jesus’ sake” means we ask Him how to serve them.
By Joe Mckeever on Jul 18, 2017
When a pastor stands to preach, he never knows who is listening to him. And if his sermon is recorded or broadcast, he has no clue who will be hearing his words. He will do well to make sure he knows what he’s talking about.
By Joe Mckeever on Jul 14, 2017
"Nothing is so lovely and so welcome and so healing in a church as for a member to go before the congregation and admit to his/her destructive behavior and ask for forgiveness."
By Joe Mckeever on Jun 13, 2017
“Consider Him who endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself lest you also grow weary and lose heart,” (Hebrews 12:3).
By Joe Mckeever on Apr 22, 2017
The church member stares and wonders what’s going on and why you’re making so much noise until the day he/she meets Jesus.
By Joe Mckeever on Apr 6, 2017
Churches do programs and ministries which no one will ever partake of except themselves.
By Joe Mckeever on Jan 1, 2017
See how they treated Jesus? Expect the same for yourself, pastor.