I'm Not Your Pastor... Yet.

by Shawn Franssens
I love being a pastor. I love the sense of God’s call on my life and the way I have been invited to respond to the call. Now as I prepare to join in God’s work among… read more

The Preaching Ministry of Comfort and Encouragement

by Angela Roberts Jones
A few weeks ago, I was talking with a young man who shared that he has wrestled for some years with a call from God to move forward in the ministry of preaching. As he shared his… read more

Why Get Up at All: Part 1

by Ed Zinkiewicz
Why do you get up in the morning? I thought it might be important to paint a backdrop for the topics and concerns I write about on Ministry Matters. This is the first of a three… read more

Review: Attract Families to Your Church and Keep Them Coming Back

by Stephanie Dunn
As someone who is currently in their fifth year serving the local church as a Minister to Children and Families, it seems like the only thing that I can say with complete… read more

5 Reasons Pastors Should Lead Bible Studies

by Magrey deVega
It is common for pastors to delegate the task of leading Bible studies to others. Reasons vary, from a preacher’s need to streamline his or her weekly workload, to a desire… read more

Top 10 Things Modern-Day Parents Look for in a Church

by Linda Ranson Jacobs
A place that is safe and has safe people A church where programming is coordinated and of quality A facility that is attractive and has organized children’s rooms An… read more
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