Topic: Pastoral Ministry

February 17, 2020
Why We Need Character Over Charisma in Our Christian Leaders

If you want to be successful in long-term ministry, there’s one thing you must not lack.

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January 13, 2020
The Pastor’s Heart Among the Poor

Pastor, don’t ignore the battlefront that is your own heart.

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January 6, 2020
When You Doubt Eternity as a Pastor

Cultivating a mind set on glory doesn’t happen automatically as a pastor.

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December 14, 2019
How to Keep Preaching Through Hostility, Apathy, and Adversity

“This is a book that will encourage weary pastors to keep going.”

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November 18, 2019
‘A Horse Called Elvis’: How Being a Police Officer Prepared Me for Ministry

On the path to ministry, my time in the police was no detour.

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May 8, 2019
Must We Pay Poor Pastors Poorly?

The following article was written by Gustav Pritchard. He is an elder at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Johannesburg, South Africa. Electricity is not always in constant, predictable supply here in South Africa. Even in the major cities, we face power failures for parts of the day, sometimes for days on end. Sadly, it is far […]

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June 4, 2015
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead! A Pastor's Response to the Death of a Childhood Abuser

A recent obituary penned by some of the children of a recently deceased mother wrote this startling piece for their local press: Marianne Theresa John­son-Reddick born Jan 4, 1935 and died alone on Sept. 30, 2013. She is sur­vived by her 6 of 8 children whom she spent her lifetime torturing in every way pos­sible. […]

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December 28, 2014
Best Book, Blog, and Preachers of 2014

I’ve read and listened to some great blogs, wonderful books, and outstanding preaching this year. Here are a few of my more memorable ones as I look back at 2014. They are in no particular order. Books 1. The Pastor’s Justification by Jared C Wilson. Writing excellence and immensely challenging. This is a must have […]

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August 11, 2014
Facing the Monster Within, Am I leading for God's Glory or My Own?

I got this book from a pal who handed it to me saying: “Not quite sure what this was all about. Have a look and let me know.” Let’s just say that it wasn’t exactly a ringing endorsement! What I discovered was a book about leadership, influencing and“creating in a cultural storm” that opens with […]

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March 25, 2014
What Kind of Church Leaders Do the Schemes of Scotland Need?

Aubrey Malphurs, is his book, Planting Growing Churches says this: “Christian leaders are godly persons (character) who know where they are going (vision) and have followers (influence)” (p.126). Character People need to be trustworthy if they are to succeed in ministry. Certainly, there are lots of good actors out there but, sooner or later, the […]

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