Pastor to Pastor

Sheep comforting Dog who fought to protect the flock

About a month ago, we came across a graphic that was so powerful we shared it on our Facebook page and in turn, as of this writing it has 583 shares.  Evidently there something about Ministering to the Minister that struck a nerve. Without a doubt, this graphic was one that many leaders as well […]

Evangelist Billy Graham - So, Pastor you're not Billy Graham

As I watched the Funeral of Billy Graham I was filled with sincere and heartfelt thanksgiving for all God accomplished through the life of this giant of the Faith, but I wanted to take a few moments to provide some “Pastor Encouragement” while you celebrate the life of this Godly man and again enter the […]

Church Board with Relatives Serving... Good Idea?

One of the issues a church will wrestle with (in a Christian kind of way hopefully), is whether it’s a good idea or not to allow members to serve on the church board.   Regardless of what you may call this group, whether it be elders, deacons, or board members, the challenge is still very real […]

Keeping the Right Perspective in Ministry

Without a doubt, ministry can be difficult. There are times that it seems all our efforts are being stymied and days we feel we are making progress are far less in number than the days we fee like we have just been “kicked in the stomach”. For those who have been in ministry for any […]

The Essence of a Pastoral Response

PASTORS are shepherds of flocks; as evangelists are messengers of God, as prophets have a spiritual ministry of prayer, discernment and prophecy, as teachers are instructors, and apostles are delegates of the church on mission. But far too many people who are called pastors do not shepherd flocks – they are too often one of […]

8 Reasons Pastors Leave

A major issue within the ranks of pastors is discouragement. One denominational leader, giving oversight to some 125 churches recently wrote that “70-80% of pastors are discouraged, with some being very desperate.” Those estimates are consistent with what others are saying as well. Ministry obviously takes its toll. Health providers for clergy are aware that […]

8 Reasons Pastors Leave

I always used to wonder why pastors leave. If you have attended church for any amount of time, you will probably have experienced this event at least once. There was a stretch, when I was younger, that we had 4 different pastors in a 5 year period. It’s also possible that you have never experienced […]