by Dr. James Merritt
One of the most difficult aspects of pastoring is the fact that you will never get rid of critics. Regardless of where you pastor, who you pastor, or how long you pastor, criticism is inevitable. The temptation will always be to react
We can all get up and hit a home run once. But very few can do it consistently, meaning literally every time they get up to the plate. Our Senior Pastor at 12Stone Church, Kevin Myers, can do it. He hits the ball out of
Besides Harvey/Irma/Maria, North Korea nukes, Mexico City earthquakes, and London terrorism, what is there to worry about?
I believe the secret of peace right now is understanding the difference in “times” and “seasons.”
Solomon said, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter
Have you ever wanted to lose weight, but either were overwhelmed by the thought of beginning the process
No sooner had the Nashville Statement on biblical sexuality been issued then we began to hear a common refrain from the left. “This is another sign that the religious right is dying! This statement represents the last gasp of the old, antiquated guard! It’s time
Words have meaning. And if church members start articulating words consistently, those words begin to reflect the priorities and passions of the church.
I wrote a little book (I Will) on statements church members make that can move a church toward Great Commission and Great Commandment
At Grace Hills, having sensed something of the direction God was taking us as a community, we declared 2017 to be “the year of the breakthrough.” And we’ve seen breakthrough!
People have come to know Jesus and have been baptized.
Marriages have gotten back on
Somebody once said there are two things in life we can’t avoid, taxes and death. I’d like to add a third, discouragement. Church leader or not, you will face it. It’s an inevitable part of life. Here’s how I’ve learned to defeat discouragement.
Some time back discouragement hit me
by Daniel Darling
When I assumed the pastorate of Gages Lake Bible Church, I was twenty-nine years old. I’d served in a senior staff position at a large area church, so I thought I knew leadership. But it wasn’t until I was in the crucible of