Earlier this week at ThomRainer.com:
- Ten Critical Trends for Churches in 2018
- Why Leaders Stop Leading – Rainer on Leadership #388
- What Churches Are Singing This Christmas
- Revitalization from the Second Chair – Revitalize & Replant #019
- Breaking Out of the Status Quo in Your Church – Rainer on Leadership #389
I love the Christmas season. I love decorating our house with my wife, giving gifts, and celebrating the birth of Christ. I must admit, though, that the work of being a pastor during the Christmas season was sometimes stressful. Here’s why:
There will be a lot said about Billy Graham, and rightly so, in coming years as people reflect on his legacy and his leadership. I have never met Billy Graham, but I am very thankful for these three aspects of his leadership and legacy.
False teachers have been a plague since the very beginning. They are a plague in our day. But what’s interesting to me is that while the times change and while the circumstances change, the methods of these false teachers really don’t change very much. Whether you’re looking at the first century or you’re looking at the 21st century, you’ll pretty quickly spot seven sure marks of a false teacher.
Bivocational ministers (pastors who work outside the church to provide most or all of their household income) may be the most under-appreciated and overlooked leaders in the church. Here are 9 realities and trends I have picked up from my research, observations, and conversations with dozens of bivocational pastors.
As you battle your instincts, replace them with these 7 actions and you’ll find yourself in a very different situation. Your boss, spouse, friend or team member will probably respect you more and even trust you more if you do these 7 things.
In 2 Corinthians 2:11 the Apostle Paul warns us not to be ignorant of Satan’s schemes and devices. In other words the enemy has certain strategies he uses in order to divide and conquer believers. If the Apostles walked among us today, they would warn the church of the following spiritual dangers faced posed by social media.