I’m currently reading again The Soul-Winner by Spurgeon. How rich, how encouraging. Get this and read it if you’ve never done so. I will be posting more from this vital work as a part of this series. Here’s a quote:
There’s nothing more important for a person to understand than the gospel. In 1 Corinthians 15, Paul reminds us that the gospel is of first importance (1 Cor. 15:3). No wonder we find him proclaiming and reminding people of the good news throughout the New Testament; and that apostolic pattern has been passed down to us to follow.
I write this post as a pastor who is leading training this week in West Africa, where my fire for missions has been refueled again. Every pastor, I’m convinced, needs to spend some time overseas. That time may be as short as a week or as long as years, but I’m certain we need to commit the time. Here’s why:
What’s it like planting a church in a hard place? The apostle Paul knew a lot about that challenge. As you read the book of Acts, you find Paul planting churches in some dangerous and difficult cities.
When I do a church consultation, I usually want to know if pastoral leaders know the answers to the questions below. Too often, they don’t—and that finding usually coincides with finding a church that is inwardly focused.
We need to move discipleship from the margins of our churches to the mainstream.
Darryl Williamson shares some wisdom on how to go about being a devoted employee, while also remaining a faithful witness to Christ in the workplace.
If I could only teach one vocational principle to young pastors-to-be, it would probably be this.
Learn how to pay the bills outside of your pastoral salary. You’ll probably need it.
What’s the first thought that comes to mind when you think of Beirut, Lebanon? War? Fashion? Refugees? Food?
There’s no place like Beirut. It’s one of the oldest cities in the world, continuously inhabited for the past 5,000 years.
Vance Pitman, church planter and Sending Church pastor, explains how planters can instill a kingdom-minded focus in the life of their plant.