Congregational care

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

Dear Churchgoers...

By Joseph Yoo
Dear Churchgoers, This may make me sound like I’m either complaining or not good at my job. Neither is the case, though the latter can be debated. The truth is, I’m… read more

The Trivialization of Sex

By Adam Hamilton
Churches don’t often spend a lot of time reminding people of the beauty and importance of sexual intimacy. Conversely, society tends to trivialize and cheapen it. People… read more

An Ethic of Love in Marriage and Divorce

By Felicia M. George
For years now, it has been reported that Christians divorce as often as everyone else in America. In an attempt to determine the validity of this assertion, various sociologists… read more

Listen Up

By Boyce Bowdon
One evening in 1953, a Methodist lay speaker phoned me, said he had a bad cold, and asked me to preach for him the following Sunday. I was 18. Three months earlier I had made my… read more

5 Critical Mistakes for Ministers

By Ministry Matters
1. Doing Everything Yourself You have to learn to delegate and give up the unrealistic expectation of perfection. You will only burn yourself out and rob others of the… read more
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