Church Ministry

Acedia: What It Is and Why You Should Know About It

Acedia: What It Is and Why You Should Know About It

There’s one area of temptation that’s especially common but nearly unknown, says Harold L. Senkbeil. It’s acedia, and its sad results litter the wreckage of many a ministry.

When You Don’t Understand Their Pain

When You Don’t Understand Their Pain

What if we don’t understand the complexities of foster care, miscarriage, abusive marriages, or a host of other situations?

Stop Making Jesus a Myth

Stop Making Jesus a Myth

Without realizing it, pastor Bob Stevenson mythologized Jesus. He equated pastoring with following. But he’s learning three practices that keep him from making Jesus a myth.

College Students are Back. Are You Ready to Disciple Them?

College Students are Back. Are You Ready to Disciple Them?

College students are returning to campuses across the country. Many churches offer sound teaching, but will yours offer them the care and discipleship they need?

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?