If you want to lead well, begin by leading yourself well.
Who in your church do you need to actively love? What will that look like? Will you take the time and make the sacrifice to learn how to love others?
Disciple-making, and pastoral ministry, in secular culture is slow, difficult work. It tests our ability to simply love people, leaving our agendas at …
This is Pastoral Care for Pastors, a newsletter about helping pastors take care of themselves through healthy self-care habits. Please check out my new…
Dear Pastor, Every pastor has times where ministry is flowing along seamlessly, where the work of ministry seems effortless, feelings of love fill the …
Dear Pastor, I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “Patience is a virtue.” You’ve probably said it many times, especially if you have children. Do you beli…
Dear Pastor, No matter how long you’ve been in ministry, you have experiences and stories that will be helpful to others. I had been a youth minister f…
Dear Pastor, Do you take a day off each week? If you do, are you consistent in keeping it free from work-related tasks and meetings? A true day off is …
Dear Pastor, Ministry can be a lonely place, and in that loneliness, you can only find things that dry you out spiritually and lead you to burnout. I o…
Dear Pastor, Let me tell you about a week I had a couple of years ago. Our church was holding our Vacation Bible School on this particular week. I was …
Dear Pastor, One of the things that can most frustrate us in ministry is when we believe we have good ideas that can benefit the church and help it to …
Dear Pastor, If you struggle to connect with God and to feel as though you are growing in your relationship with him, let me assure you that you are no…