Revitalization

Pastors, Don’t Forget to Refill Your Tank

A long weekend of ministry can drain a pastor’s tank and leave them feeling empty as a new week begins on Monday. In pursuit of greater productivity, pastors can embark on the new week without the physical and spiritual resources needed to fulfill the work of ministry. Here are a few suggestions to help my fellow brothers refill their tank: Feed Yourself from God’s Word – Apply the Word of God to your own life before you ever start thinking about…

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Nine Ways YOU Can Care for Others in the Context of the Church

The local church exists to glorify God the Father by making disciples of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. As members of the local church, we play an invaluable role in the body by caring for others. As Paul writes in Ephesians 4:11-16 11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we…

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Can God Spread a Table in the Wilderness? Thoughts on Church Revitalization

Church revitalization is hard work. It is not for the faint of heart. It can be discouraging and isolating. Often times, those who are committed to church revitalization will find themselves afflicted by the “greener grass” syndrome, believing that everyone else’s experience is better than their own and that no one understands their struggles. Such feelings often lead to doubt and unbelief. At the core of those doubts is a question that no pastor ever wants to ask but sometimes…

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Brothers, it’s Monday… Redeem Your Commute

While I am fortunate to live only a few minutes from my church office, I still spend a fair amount of time in the car. I have found that time in the car does not have to be unfruitful. So, in order to help you redeem your drive time, I have compiled a list of audio resources that I believe will help you make better use of your time. Personally, I use the Overcast app to organize my podcast. You…

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