Should A Pastor Make Judgements Of Other Churches In His Sermon?

Should a pastor make judgment of other churches in his sermon? Paul’s Experience Did the Apostle Paul ever call out a church by name in his letters? What we don’t know is what he said in his sermons. Surely Paul preached when he visited the various churches he planted. There can be no doubt since Paul went into the Jewish synagogue every change he had so he would most certainly have preached while he was there at the different churches he visited and he identifies himself as a preacher (2nd Tim … [Read more...]

Where Do Pastors Go For Help?

Where do pastors turn for help since they are often the ones giving counseling?Physician, Heal Thyself Pastors are giving counseling so often that at times they must feel drained. They pour out their lives so much for others that they rarely are filled up by others and that’s the problem when pastors need counseling themselves. They are no different from others who battle with life issues like relationship problems, problems with their children, problems with finances, health issues, and t … [Read more...]

Do Youth Pastors Need A Degree?

Do youth pastors need to have a degree in order to teach youth?Commanded to Study The Apostle Peter tells us that we are to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity” (2nd Pet 3:18) and the Apostle Paul commanded Timothy to “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth” (2nd Tim 2:15), so there is a biblical command for all … [Read more...]

Do Pastors Struggle With Sin?

Do pastors struggle with sin just like everyone else? Paul’s Struggle Roman’s chapter 7 has given a lot of believers comfort because they saw the Apostle Paul’s struggle with the flesh and it’s something that they (and I) can identify with. You are certainly not alone in your struggle to live a life that is pleasing to God because Paul wrote “I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate” (Rom 7:15) and I too can say with him “I do not do the go … [Read more...]

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

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...]