Understanding Why God Is Silent

Understanding Why God Is Silent

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? I just needed to get away. The stress of ministry life, family life, and just life seemed to be overwhelming to me. I described my life as a stereo turned up all the way and the volume control was broken off. I didn’t need to just turn down the...
These 6 Lessons Will Help You be a Better Pastor

These 6 Lessons Will Help You be a Better Pastor

To be known is to be loved. All people have a deep need to belong; when we do not have a sense of belonging, we will look for it relentlessly. We long for this in our families and with our friends. In the relationships where we are known intimately yet still accepted,...
Who Has What Authority in the Church?

Who Has What Authority in the Church?

What is the relationship between congregational authority and the elders’ authority?   When it comes to authority in the church, we must remember that the ultimate goal is to provide discipleship that leads people to greater maturity in Christ. Ephesians 4:11–13...
When Is An Elder Disqualified From Ministry?

When Is An Elder Disqualified From Ministry?

We all have treasured items we keep for special events. It may be a shirt, a dress, a pen, dishes, or a piece of jewelry. We pull them out to be used for something unique, but otherwise, we leave them tucked away and protected from daily use. These items are set...