We’re often tempted to skip over lists of names because we’re not sure how to pull an application from it. From a modern perspective, it can seem like lists of names in the Bible are insignificant- but we serve a God who is very intentional, and His every Word is flawless. So, how do we reconcile that?
John Stange is a writer and pastor (his book, Dwell On These Things, comes out in May), but he’s also a church planter who mentors other church planters. Josh Taylor from our team sat down with him to discuss 7 things you should know before planting your own church.
If your church is ready to reach more people this summer, consider a unique summer sermon series. Here are some ideas…
John Stange is an author, podcaster, blogger, pastor, church planter, mentor, and speaker. His newest book, Dwell on These Things, comes out in May 2021. Today, he’s joining Josh Taylor for a discussion of how to deal with criticism from others and from yourself while you’re serving as a pastor.
This article serves as your ultimate guide to preparing sermons. We are here to help you save time, be more creative, make a bigger impact, and most importantly, honor God with your sermons.
Easter Sunday is the highest attended Sunday of the year for many churches. Churches across America have the chance to speak to people who might not think about church any other time of the year. Because your church has the opportunity to reach many new people this Easter, your sermon topic should reflect that opportunity. If you haven’t decided what to preach this Easter, check out these ideas.
For many churches, Mother’s Day is one of the highest attended Sundays of the year. Use your sermon this Mother’s Day to share hope, encouragement, and wisdom from Scripture. Wondering what to preach this Mother’s Day? Choose one of these Mother’s Day sermon topics.
In addition to the non-negotiable primary source that is the foundation for every sermon, you as a pastor should consult the writings of other scholars/thinkers who, like yourself, have wrestled with the Scriptures. In other words, you should use commentaries. Here are 3 reasons why:
The really important stuff is in the New Testament anyways, right? Actually, that’s a pretty dangerous oversimplification as most pastors instinctively know. So, here’s 3 reasons why pastors should preach from the Old Testament more (if you aren’t already).
Pastors are often responsible for many areas of church ministry. Preaching, discipling, and, among other things, leading board meetings. Next time you’re called on to lead a board meeting (or any meeting, for that matter), use these tips to run the meeting in a way that honors board members’ time and expertise.
It’s so easy to get off track in a staff meeting. I know you can relate. Today Josh Taylor shares a simple framework to help keep your church’s staff meetings productive.
It’s easy to fall into a sermon preparation routine, whether it’s an intentional routine or not. If you’ve already established your routine, incorporate these 10 questions to take your sermon preparation to the next level. And if you don’t already have a routine, use these questions to streamline your sermon preparation process and bring intentionality to the next sermon you preach.