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Why Being a Pastor Is Not for Everybody

Pastorate privilege
Do you think more about your right to free speech or about the integrity of the gospel? (Lightstock)

While freedom of speech may not apply to the pastorate, the qualifications of the role protect the integrity and reputation of a greater message: freedom in Christ.


What the Visiting Preacher Needs From the Host Pastor

Visiting preacher
Visiting preachers and officials at host churches need some understanding before the guest takes the pulpit. (Lightstock)

Here are a few things that need to be understood between a guest preacher and the church officials who are hosting him or her.


10 Significant Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming a Lead Pastor

Bishop Joseph Mattera
Bishop Joseph Mattera

Are these some things you considered before taking the reins of responsibility for a church? What do you think about these questions if you’re considering it now?


How a Pastor Should Handle a Problem in the Church

Church staff meeting
When problems arise, how do you handle them?

Because the church is comprised of people, pastors must deal with problems periodically. Here are some suggestions on how to tackle them.


Every Leader Needs a God-Sized Ambition

Rick Warren
Rick Warren

Here are three common misconceptions—common among pastors and other Christian leaders—that keep them from having a great ambition in life.


12 Things Every Young Pastor Should Hear

Young pastors
Young pastors need encouragement to continue their godly journey, (Lightstock)

Young pastors are bound to stumble along the way. Here are some words of encouragement they might need along the journey.


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