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The Ordinances and Pastoral Authority

A Command and a Qualification Churches need leaders, but they also need a biblical understanding of leadership. We too easily fall into the trap of the leadership craze, chasing after leadership books, flocking to leadership conferences and…

Episode 68: The First Priority for a Church

If you were mentoring a man to be a pastor, giving him advice for church leadership priorities, what would you tell him to focus on “first of all”? Is preaching the most important thing for a church? What deserves the primary attention? Thankfully,…

What is "First of All" for Any Church?

If you were mentoring a man to be a pastor, giving him advice for church leadership priorities, what would you tell him to focus on "first of all"? Is preaching the most important thing? What about teaching? Or evangelism? Or training disciples,…

The Importance of Presence in Ministry

GOING BEYOND PUBLIC GATHERINGS God calls every believer to teach His Word to others at a grassroots level. To motivate and equip them to do this, He provides pastors. These are responsible to “hold nothing back,” devoting themselves to…

The Key to Church Expansion

Sharper Iron posted a full-length feature article today called Every Christian Is a Teacher. I encourage you to read the full article there. I've shared some of this Bible study material here previously. At the heart of this focus is the…

Glad to Be a Pastor

I'm glad to be a pastor. No complaints. Period. That said, I noticed this article yesterday, called "What Pastors Don't Like About Their Jobs." It lists the top 12 responses to a recent Facebook and Twitter survey: Criticism and conflict Unrealistic…

Episode 20: Are You a Pastor?

How can you know and how can you be sure that God is calling you to be a pastor? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller in looking at some key Bible thoughts to answer this very special question. Is God calling you to be a pastor? Shout out to Kagiso…

The Village Pastor

Do you know the source of these opening lines? Sweet Auburn, loveliest village of the plain, Where health and plenty cheared the labouring swain, Where smiling spring its earliest visit paid, And parting summer's lingering blooms delayed. These…