Witnessing a growth in membership numbers is probably one of the most exciting things a church leader can witness over the course of their career. Having a role in the building of the Kingdom – what could be better?
Of course, as numbers (and probably financial
by Dr. Scott Stoll
“Good morning. I am Pastor Doug, and I am obese.” Pastor Doug Anderson of Tyler, Texas,shocked his Sunday morning congregation with these uncommon and uncomfortable opening remarks. Just prior, he had a personal wake up call during his annual visit to his
by Veronica McGlothlin
Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “so shall your offspring be” (Romans 4:18).
Against all odds, God gave Abraham a promise, then he brought him outside and
This past weekend, millions of Americans celebrated the 4th of July. The holiday, often referred to as America’s birthday, is usually filled with cookouts, fireworks and flags, all in the name of celebrating freedom. Because America is founded on the idea of freedom.
Freedom is so
In our work with churches, we've seen that pastoral transitions can happen rather suddenly and unexpectedly. In many of these cases, unfortunately, the church does not have a succession plan in place or a successor prepared to take over leadership. Wisely though, some of these
#1– Deuteronomy 8:18
But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.
This verse clearly showed me that EVERYTHING I have is from the hands of
In the 1980s I was asked to host the senior pastor of the largest church in the world. His name is Dr. David Yonggi Cho. At the time there were 750,000 people in his church. One of my responsibilities in hosting him at our church
As a newly-formed pastor search committee, it’s often hard to know where to start. You know you need a new pastor, but the steps it takes to get there tend to be foggy. To ensure a successful and relatively painless search, search committees need to
Every church will face a day when their Lead Pastor will have to transition out of their role as the primary communicator and visioncaster. It is absolutely inevitable.
Smart churches will realize this ahead of time and plan for this situation. Unfortunately though, because we live in
Performance should be the motivating factor in deciding what to pay your pastor. There are, however, many other factors to take into consideration when determining a Senior Pastor's compensation. Far too often, we see churches neglecting to consider one or more of these elements.
Here are six common mistakes