Leadership

When the Black Dog Comes Calling

When the Black Dog Comes Calling

After a major transition and spiraling out of control, Mark Meynell found himself in the cruel tedium of what Winston Churchill called his “black dog.”

Servant Leadership: Is Your Pastor or Church Walking the Walk?

Servant Leadership: Is Your Pastor or Church Walking the Walk?

Greatness is validated by serving, not status. Ralph E. Enlow lays out six propositions for servant leadership from Jesus’ teaching.

Three Temptations to Bail On Church—and One Big Reason Not To

Three Temptations to Bail On Church—and One Big Reason Not To

Stephen R. Morefield has seen churches hurting Christians and Christians hurting the church. How do we deal with these disappointing realities? Should we stay or go?

Confronting Entitlement as a Young Minister

Confronting Entitlement as a Young Minister

When Ryder Mills started out in ministry, he discovered he was more anxious, self-conscious, and restless than he thought. He learned that he had a lot to learn.

In Praise of the Plateaued Church

In Praise of the Plateaued Church

We pray for more, because we think more, bigger, and louder will bring us closer to where God wants us to be. But what if “more” actually hinders our ability to draw near to him?

Help for Young Pastors Discipling Older Believers

Help for Young Pastors Discipling Older Believers

Pastoring requires building trust, regardless of age. Though there are not many easy answers, there are things we can do as young pastors to disciple older members well.