To put it bluntly, a lot of pastors’ children hate the ministry. My team interviewed 20 pastors’ kids who are adults now. They provided some insights that were both inspiring and disturbing. Children with a pastor-parent can grow to hate the ministry for many reasons, but there are five guaranteed ways you can make sure they hate being a pastor’s kid (PK).
If you’re a church communication director, secretary, or pastor who needs help with utilizing digital communication tools to reach your members, today’s your day. From time to time, we feel it’s helpful to provide quick tips to help market your church both internally and externally. One of the most effective ways to do this is through video email marketing tools. Here are six quick marketing tips to get you going in the right direction.
Spurgeon compares the pulpit to Thermopylae, the narrow pass where 300 Spartan warriors stood their ground unto death against a force of 200,000 Persians. Though all these Spartan lives were lost, they purchased precious time for their Greek allies to prepare for ultimate victory. Similarly, the pulpit may seem small, but it can make the critical difference in rescuing a people from ruin. By “dignity,” Spurgeon meant the high status and fruitfulness of the pulpit, not stuffiness. Indeed, he was criticized for his plain, accessible speech. But he defended clarity and color as necessary for communicating the gospel.
Obviously, this list could be legion. Instead, I’ll share with you 16 things I’m resolving to do in my preaching this year.
Christmas, with all its ministry demands, has come and gone. You’ve had a few days off. But you are still very tired as you approach the long run to Easter. How should you prioritize your time and energy? What can you do to recover? Here are four priorities I would suggest to maximize your fruitfulness.