5 terrible reasons to enter vocational ministry

I’ve seen too many people in vocational ministry fail to launch.

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Should I perform my niece’s wedding—she and her fiancé are living together?

As the culture continues to turn away from biblical morality, having certain policies about marriage ceremonies are often considered extreme, legalistic, judgmental, and worse.
August 03, 2017   Bob Russell

Serial comma is preferable for clarity

You can tell you are in the presence of grammar nerds when the phrase “Oxford comma” can touch off long-winded discussions.
July 28, 2017   Ken Walker

8 signs your church may be closing soon

We call it the death spiral. By the time I am contacted about a serious problem in a church, it is often too late.
July 20, 2017   Thom Rainer

8 major changes in churches the past 10 years

Change or die. Such has been the reality of too many congregations.
July 08, 2017   Thom Rainer

7 personality types of sick churches

Sick churches become dying churches. Dying churches become closed churches.
July 04, 2017   Thom Rainer

Is your faith strong enough to survive persecution?

This gut-wrenching account of the persecution of fellow believers should challenge us to do several things.
June 30, 2017   Bob Russell

7 characteristics of a lazy person

The following characteristics help distinguish between appropriate ambition and downright laziness.
June 18, 2017   Bob Russell

Only serious writers will withstand technological challenges

How is technology changing the way you write and communicate?
June 17, 2017   Ken Walker

7 ways to deal with gnats in ministry

All who serve in vocational ministry know about gnats. They come with the call.
June 04, 2017   Thom Rainer

Searching for perfect in the workplace

Is that realistic? How many people love everything about their job?
June 01, 2017   Bob Russell

5 reasons why pastors are getting fired because of social media

More pastors and church staff are losing their jobs because of what they post.
May 22, 2017   Thom Rainer

4 more reasons your job matters to God

We are created in the image of God. And God works! The Lord designed us also to be productive.
May 17, 2017   Bob Russell

Developing faith by looking back

It may be there is a sermon, article, or even a book about your experience that is worth sharing with others.
May 10, 2017   Ken Walker

At what age should a pastor retire? 10 diagnostic questions

It is a question that many pastors and leaders quietly ask.
May 08, 2017   Thom Rainer
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