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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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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Give Him No Rest

What is the Nature of Revival? James Buchanan defines revival as: “Properly consisting of two things: a general importation of life, vigor, and power to those who are already of the number of the people of God; and a remarkable awakening and conversion of souls who have hitherto been careless and unbelieving; in other words it consists in a new spiritual life imparted to the dead, and a new spiritual life imparted to the living.” I believe that is probably…

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