Articles Is Your Church in Puberty?
I am sure everyone remembers what it was like to be an adolescent. I am also willing to bet that no one remembers particularly enjoying that time of their life—the physical…
Articles Church Insurance 101
Insurance can be confusing enough when it is your own home or vehicle in question. Insurance for your church presents a much wider range of risks to protect against, and while…
Articles Accruing Power
The leadership or nominating committee of any local church is a place where we pastors can do our most productive work. In a best-case scenario, committee members put their heads…
Articles Let Us Pray . . .
John 17:6-19 What a powerful image this text offers; what a hopeful image for those of us who try to be faithful to the gospel, to serve the risen Christ, to be the church in the …
Articles Protect Them from the Evil One
Each year our church honors high school and college graduates. Imagine if our Lord Jesus Christ himself were here to address the graduates. In today’s text we find Jesus…
Blog Working in the Cloud
When I came to Ministry Matters in 2010, I set two major goals as I was acquiring tools to help me do my job. First, I wanted to go as “paperless” as possible. It's…
First Sunday in Lent - Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7; Psalm 32; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11