Even Superman has limits: On being servants, not saviors

By Drew McIntyre
Are pastors servants or saviors? Lately the quote below has been floating around, and it has irked me to no end. Of course the sentiment is sweet, and God knows (literally) how… read more

Five fit practices for clergy

By Todd Outcalt
In the past decade there have been several initiatives and studies centered on clergy health and wellness. Among these, a ten-year study was undertaken in North Carolina beginning … read more

Art of the Sermon: Ministry as a layperson

By Dan Wunderlich
Thanks for checking out this episode of Art of the Sermon! Be sure to subscribe through iTunes or your favorite podcast app. If you enjoy this episode, leave a review on our… read more

Rethinking the offering plate

By Donna Schaper
The offering plate became obsolete years ago but most congregations have yet to notice. We still pass the plate and observe that fewer and fewer dollars go into it. I am still… read more

Productive Pastor: Building guest systems

By Chad Brooks
Do you struggle with how to contact, assimilate and lead visitors into becoming part of your church? This episode of The Productive Pastor is all about building guest systems. I… read more

7 signs of a weak leader

By Ron Edmondson
A youth pastor emailed me. He’s frustrated his pastor continually caves into pressures of a few leaders in the church. They are not supportive of the youth ministry, even… read more

Compounding

By Richard Rogers
I’m pretty sure it’s not proper English, maybe not really a word, but we understand the principle of things “compounding:” the idea of building something… read more

YMP Podcast: Finding identity and handling anxiety in youth group

By Youth Ministry Partners
Guest: Tony Akers The Youth Ministry Partners Podcast provides resources, training, and hands-on guidance to help nurture your efforts and give you the tools you need to help… read more

Christians plan massive rally in Washington in July

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) Nick Hall is hoping to repeat what Promise Keepers did almost two decades ago — bring a massive crowd to the National Mall. Hall, a layman on the board of… read more

United Methodists are shaped and transformed by Scripture

By Joel B. Green
For the heirs of John Wesley—I will call them “Methodists”—the central importance of scripture in the formation of God’s people is nonnegotiable… read more

The United Methodist Church as a witness and servant to the world

By Roger E. Olson
A few years ago I was discipling a young man toward Christian ministry. He was on the cusp of graduating from the Baptist university where I teach—with a bachelor’s… read more

Bishop Tom Bickerton: 'What are we fighting for?'

By Shane Raynor
In early December I visited with Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton on the set here in Nashville where he was filming sessions for the DVD accompanying his new book What Are We Fighting… read more
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