American Pastors are Older Than Ever

Today’s guest post comes to us from Jeff Brumley for If you’re noticing a lot of gray in the pulpit these days, you’re not alone. Pastors are getting older. “The aging of pastors represents a substantial crisis for Protestant churches,” David Kinnaman, president of the Barna Group, said in remarks included with a report titled “The Aging of America’s … Read More

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Keys to Worship Planning: Preparedness for Peace & Confidence

  “Can you imagine going into Sunday knowing you are completely prepared, confident you aren’t leaving anything to chance? Does that level of preparedness sound out of reach? It’s not. With an effective worship planning system in place, you can break the cycle of weekly pressure and walk into every Sunday with peace and confidence.”            … Read More

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Avoid Shortcuts (Thursdays are for Health)

“Health-related shortcuts will only put you further behind in the long run. The only way to get and stay physically well is to commit to an ongoing healthy, balanced lifestyle.” – Nelson Searcy, Steve Reynolds & Jennifer Dykes Henson The above quote is from p. 48 of The Healthy Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Health and Wellness. P.S. – Click here … Read More

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The Challenge of Purity

Here are some startling statistics: A Barna study on “Porn and Pastors” revealed that 57% of pastors and 64% of youth pastors admit they have struggled with porn. And the majority who struggle say this has “significantly affected their ministry in a negative manner.” In counseling others and addressing this issue head on, we’ve found the only effective means of … Read More

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Five Evangelistic Ideas That Might Actually Work

Today’s guest post comes to us from Martin Saunders for While we’re all a bit awkward about it, most of us do want to share our faith with others; both because it’s obedient to Jesus’ Great Commission, and because actually, we do believe Christianity is Good News which will make other people’s lives better. The challenge is finding straightforward … Read More

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Happy Easter!

Just a quick post to wish you and your family a BIG Happy Easter! My team and I have been praying for you and your church this Easter. Without a doubt, this weekend has the potential to be the biggest and best Easter yet. Also, if you have a moment – say a prayer for me and all of our … Read More

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Maximize Your Potential (Thursdays are for Health)

“Since God went to such great lengths to design the intricate details of your body (Psalm 139), you should want to maximize what he can do through it while you are alive. Poor health choices will limit your potential and likely shorten the length of your days on this earth, but taking care of yourself will open the door to … Read More

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The Challenge of Religious Freedom

More and more in America and all over the world, we see that if you are a Christian, particularly an Evangelical Christian, you are under attack about your religious freedoms. Pay attention to this issue. And stand up for religious freedom for all religions. I encourage you to look up and read George W. Truett’s famous sermon, “Baptists and Religious … Read More

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Easter is for Pastors Too!

I want to remind you that in this busy Easter season, it’s important that you take time to nourish your own relationship with God. As pastors, we probably give more of ourselves during the months before and the weeks after Easter than at any other time of the year, and rightfully so. The resurrection power is still drawing people to … Read More

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