This is my first week back from sabbatical! After twelve full weeks away from the responsibilities of pastoring a church, I am back in my home office, triaging email, arranging meetings, and altogether
Does Bible college and seminary create scholars but not pastors?
Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart
Pastors desperately need to stop measuring the effectiveness or quality of the church by Sunday attendance.
The goals of every worship leader and team are the same: excellence which leads to participation. If the congregation can't sing along, you're no longer hosting a worship service but a concert. Concerts are great, don't get me wrong. But it's not usually what people are looking for from a church.