Category Archives: Ministers
We finished a 15-month preacher search late last year. I’ve learned several lessons I thought I should pass along. Many of these I learned the hard way. This was not my first preacher search, by any means, but the Churches … Continue reading
The National Association of Evangelicals has issued a code of ethics for pastors. It deals with integrity, trustworthiness, purity, accountability, and fairness. Read the code. Do you agree with the principles? What’s missing? Should a minister sign?
The Christian Chronicle just ran this astonishing story. The full story is from the Washington Post, and it’s a fascinating, disturbing read. It seems that a Virginia Church of Christ hired a minister who had been convicted of beating his … Continue reading
In my view, most cases of preacher burn out are the fault of the elders, the congregation, or our unchallenged traditions. But sometimes, it’s the preacher. Preachers can burn themselves out by – * Not praying enough * Not taking … Continue reading
One of the most important books in church literature to come out in a while is Simple Church: Returning to God’s Process for Making Disciples. It’s a quick and easy read — and very powerful. It’s premise is, well, simple: … Continue reading
Now that we’ve solved the problems with elders, we need to address murmuring by the congregation. (Heb 13:17 ESV) 17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give … Continue reading
Once we have properly selected elders — that is, once we’ve selected those chosen by God — and once we’ve equipped them for a very difficult office, we need to decide how they should relate to the ministerial staff. The … Continue reading