3 Prayers For Pastors And Spiritual Leaders


Here are three prayers you can pray for pastors, elders, deacons, deaconesses, and any other spiritual leader you know.Protection Oh God, it seems that those who are doing the most for the kingdom are receiving the most spiritual attacks so please, I pray, protect those spiritual leaders who are on the frontlines of the battle with the enemy. Paul always asked for the prayers of the church (Eph 6:19) so I know it must be essential for me to pray for my pastor, deacon, elder, church … [Read more...]

How To Pastor A Small Church Effectively

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Many people judge churches by the number of cars in a parking lot or people in the pew so how can a man pastor a small church effectively?God is in the Small Things God has no respect for persons any more than He does for size. God looks at the heart and not at the outward appearance and He is not interested in how large a church is but how the member’s hearts are bent toward serving and glorifying Him so we must always remember that “God shows no partiality” (Rom 2:11) and “the Lord sees no … [Read more...]

How To Be An Effective Spiritual Leader


What makes for an effective spiritual leader? What attributes or skills are needed to be one?Biblical Leaders If you want to find good models of spiritual leaders, all you have to do is read the Bible. It doesn’t say they were perfect but they were called by God and He placed them where He decided best for His purposes. It is not our decision but “God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose” (1st Cor 12:18). Moses had to return to Egypt where forty years earlier he ha … [Read more...]

Should Women Preach At A Church?


Should women be allowed to be a preacher or a pastor? What does the Bible have to say about women preachers or pastors?The Body of Christ We are told to make our election and calling sure (2nd Pet 2:1) but the calling of an office or position of pastor is different from the call of God for salvation. There is said to be a threefold calling when a pastor is called. There is the internal calling where there is the overwhelming sense that you can do nothing but preach and would be utterly … [Read more...]

4 Good Bible Studies For Pastors


Here are 4 good Bible study subjects for pastors. Which ones would you suggest? A Study on God’s Mercy I believe that a good definition of mercy is where we don’t get what we truly deserve. In other words, God placed His wrath on His Son instead of on us. If someone’s never repented and trusted in Christ, then they will have to have that wrath placed upon them. Jesus gave all of us only two choices in John 3:36 “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall n … [Read more...]

What Is The Difference Between Preaching And Teaching? A Bible Study


Is there a difference between preaching and teaching? If so, what are the differences? The Office of Teacher For those who have the gift of teaching they have an almost insatiable appetite to learn from the Word of God. They have a deep, passionate desire to dig into spiritual truths. They carefully sift through the teachings of others. They are on mission to discover and then validate the truths that they find in the Bible, taking no one’s word for it. They honor Scripture over their own e … [Read more...]