Church Ministry

In Praise of Faithful Endurance

In Praise of Faithful Endurance

Jeremy Writebol reflects on the difficulty and importance of committing to a local church for the long haul.

Return to the Ordinary Means of Grace

Return to the Ordinary Means of Grace

The ordinary means of grace are so simple and unassuming that they seem elementary.

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.

How Well Are You Reading Your Church?

How Well Are You Reading Your Church?

The church is a human library, filled with all sorts of stories and wonder. But are we too busy and distracted to notice that this stack of books even exists?

When You Feel Like a Disciple-Making Failure

When You Feel Like a Disciple-Making Failure

What should you do when someone you have been discipling is not bearing fruit? What do you do when they walk away? Does that make you a failure?

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?