While sometimes change is good for a church, there are other instances when longevity is a huge blessing. Here’s why some pastor/church marriages last a long time.
Throughout the month of May, MinistryTodayMag.com will highlight Ministry Today magazine's 21 ministries and churches influencing the 21st-century church. Today it's Youth With a Mission, an organization lauded for its training of missionaries.
Sometimes leaders emerge from places and in the form of people you never expected. Here’s how to find those diamonds in the rough.
Leaders are ambitious people by nature. If you’ve been in a top position for any length of time, can you ever see yourself in a subordinate position again?
Throughout the month of May, MinistryTodayMag.com will highlight Ministry Today magazine's 21 ministries and churches influencing the 21st-century church. Today it's Cityteam, a discipleship movement that is making a huge difference for the gospel globally.
We don’t have to worship money in order to use it. Here are some qualities to consider when Scripture talks about money.
Ministry can be stressful at times. But have you lost your true identity as a pastor by trying to do everything?
Throughout the month of May, MinistryTodayMag.com will highlight Ministry Today magazine's 21 ministries and churches influencing the 21st-century church. Today it's T.D. Jakes' The Potter's House, lauded for its filmmaking ministry.
Find out what members of a panel of fundraising experts suggest to help your church escape a money crunch.
Not everyone is called to be a pastor, but for those who are, there are a lot of great spiritual benefits.
Throughout the month of May, MinistryTodayMag.com will highlight Ministry Today magazine's 21 ministries and churches influencing the 21st-century church. Today it's the Dream Center in Los Angeles, which specializes in compassion ministry.
Church services are noticeably different than they were even 10 years ago. Find out what, on the whole, has changed dramatically.
Find out how The Word of God, when received with a teachable ear and an unhardened heart, proves sharper than any two-edged sword.
Throughout the month of May, MinistryTodayMag.com will highlight Ministry Today magazine's 21 ministries and churches influencing the 21st-century church.
Whose model do you follow when you are preparing your sermons?
Respect and trust from your congregation is something that is earned. Why is that concept difficult for some pastors to grasp?
If you’re a church leader, elder, board member or know someone who is, this is a critical list you should share and keep handy just in case a crisis happens in your church.
What does our example tell our children? Are we teaching our children to be doers or beings?
After understanding these realities, do you believe being a pastor still your thing?
Many think missionaries are people working out in the bush somewhere with people who have bones in their noses. Find out how to—and why you should—dispel that misconception.
Are you a big believer in men of God praying for other men of God? Do you do it often?
Is your church visibly showing the love of Jesus—loving both believers and non-believers?
How do you keep up with the latest trends among ministerial leaders?
Do you have a self-preserving vision of how God should work? Pastor John Burke explains that everyone can be deceived, but there are ways to rebuke it.
The question as to whether a certain position should be a paid position is a difficult line for a church to walk. Here are some guidelines to consider.
God’s process of breaking us is uncomfortable. But find out why it is so crucial that we endure through it all.
There are many ways to strengthen your ministry on a daily basis. Here are some suggestions you can implement right away.
Choosing a name for your new church—or finding a new name for your old one—may not be as easy as you might think.
Find out why a fresh start—whether it be new groups, new Sunday school classes or new worship services—can help reach more people for the gospel.
Does your church have a "vision protection team"? Are they completely sold out on your vision?
If your church is in the midst of a money crunch, don’t panic. These 13 suggestions could help bring you out of it.
Pastor Jared Moore says there’s no possible way a person can read the Bible and come up with "Homosexual marriage is not evil" unless he or she changes Scripture. Read his compelling opinion.
When you are a leader, there are times when you will be questioned and you will be misunderstood. But is your identity and belief in yourself strong enough to withstand those times?
Satan comes to steal, kill and destroy. Find out why he especially hates children’s ministry leaders and the ways he tries to deceive them.
Many might think that counting people may be frivolous. But, there is a method to the madness.
As the world continues to vie for the attention of the younger generation, the Assemblies of God is one of the few U.S. denominations where young people are flocking.
The lecturing model for teaching is a good one. However, find out why it’s better when you add hands on experience and observation.
Is your church stagnant, always satisfied with the status quo? Read about how a Florida pastor discovered how a name change for his church could make a big impact.
Do you know of any churches that are on the brink of extinction and are in need of a miracle? Here’s an inspiring story of one who received one.
Here are four reminders for you if things aren’t working out the way you had hoped or planned.
If you’re thinking about converting one of your sermons to book form, here are some things to strongly consider.
Great preaching doesn’t stay on one level. Find out why it is vocally dynamic.
Most leaders have fallen into these in one way, shape or form. Have you learned the hard leadership lessons of life so you can pass on wisdom to the next generation?
Find out why strong leaders are the best they can possibly be at all times, even with menial assignments that no one else cares about.
Are you involved in a mutually beneficial mentoring/student relationship? What is holding you back?
Now that Resurrection Sunday has come and gone, what are you doing to bring back your first-time guests or semiannual attenders on a regular basis?
The recent 100-year anniversary celebration of the Assemblies of God drew a large gathering from across the country. Find out how officials celebrated the event.
If many churches are not reaching people with the gospel, is it a good idea to continue planting them?
Ministry without His life source can be very exciting, but ultimately it is counterfeit. Have you taken time to set aside the cares of life and ministry to be intimate with Jesus today?
Are you living out Easter and its truths all year long, or do you celebrate it only once a year?