God didn’t call you to be a Super-Pastor

This article originally appeared at Lifeway.com/ChurchLeaders The “Super-Pastor” expectations that so often seem to go hand-in-hand with modern church leadership are a black mark on the church. The “Super-Pastor” is the pastor who is always on call, ready to serve; nights, weekends and vacations are no barrier, they never miss a hospital visit, they always…Read more God didn’t call you to be a Super-Pastor

3 Ways to Be a Friend of Sinners

This article was originally posted at the LifeWay Church Leaders blog. The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ – Luke 7:34 Jesus was a friend of sinners. This is clearly established throughout the gospels. Jesus was among…Read more 3 Ways to Be a Friend of Sinners

Celebrate, Pastor.

Pastor's, let's be honest, as much as difficulties in the church can often trouble us, we are naturally problem-solvers. Whether it's dissecting a biblical text, designing a discipleship strategy, helping unravel spiritual needs in a church member, or serving a family as they search for hope in the midst of grief, we like to approach…Read more Celebrate, Pastor.

Guest Post: Do we really care about discipleship?

Matt Rogers is the pastor of The Church at Cherrydale in Greenville, SC. He is also the author of Aspire, a book that seeks to help the church develop and deploy disciples. Aspire is available today. Click here to purchase a copy. I’ve never met a pastor that said “Discipleship…Yeh, we don’t really do that. We’ve…Read more Guest Post: Do we really care about discipleship?