Ministry Category Posts


Are We Addicted to Applause?

July 1, 2014

It’s a sound that echoes throughout the self-made kingdoms of pride and conceit.  Its tone and timbre drives men to lofty pursuits and radical achievements.  It can be obnoxious...

Church Growth Ministry

10 Ways to Recharge Your Sunday School Class

March 20, 2014

Whether it is called a small group, life group, adult class, or Sunday school, it can, overtime, get stale, predictable and boring.   Few things are as monotonous and tiresome...


Serving God in the Off-Season

December 5, 2013

In just a few more weeks college football will come to an end.  The national champions will be crowned, the Heisman-winner will be awarded, and all the accolades will...


How to Overcome the Danger and Temptation of Comparing Your Ministry to Others

November 30, 2013

It’s human nature.  Especially for men of God.  We compare, contrast, and weigh our ministries by the successes, failures, and expectations of others.  Regardless of your stage or level...

Church Growth Ministry

The Characteristics and Benefits of Having a New-Members Class

November 21, 2013

According to a recent article by Thom Rainer (president and CEO of LifeWay Bookstores), more and more churches are implementing New-Member classes into their education department.  These classes give...


3 Excuses the Lord Will Not Accept

October 30, 2013

You do not have to look very far to discover them.  They are all around us, and they come in many different shapes and sizes.  If given the chance,...


10 Tips for Hospital Visitation

August 22, 2013

When Jesus gave the parable of the Good Shepherd, He not only described His love and affection toward humanity, He established a pattern for pastoral care. When sheep hurt,...

Leadership Ministry

The Necessity of Character in Ministry

July 15, 2013

A pastor told his congregation one Sunday that he would be taking a few days off to repair a broken fence in his backyard.  A little boy heard the...

Leadership Ministry

5 Ways to Miss the Mark in Ministry

July 8, 2013

Every year thousands of preachers, pastors, and evangelists leave their calling.  It is true-God redirects some men into different locations and fields at various times.  On occasion God will...

Christian Living Ministry

Hindrances in Bearing Fruit

June 27, 2013

The Lord wants us to bear fruit. As a matter of fact, this is the natural order of creation. On the third day, God created the vegetative world and...