The First Year of Pastoring : Founders Ministries
“Every pastor has to experience the first year of pastoring to start laying groundwork for a lifetime of ministry. So what should a new pastor focus on during that year?”
5 Consequences Leaders Face for Not Resting
“Wise leaders don’t affirm people who brag about being workaholics or brag about never resting. Wise leaders know that a leader who fails to rest is a leader who fails to lead effectively. If you don’t rest, you won’t lead effectively. If you don’t lead your team to rest, they won’t lead as effectively as they can. Here are five consequences for not resting.”
Any Given Day with Ed Welch and Todd Stryd
“On any given day Ed Welch and Todd Stryd may be found counseling, teaching or writing. As you may imagine, they spend much time considering how Scripture impacts our lives. Here is a glimpse of what they have been thinking about recently.”
Learning to Love the Psalms, A New Teaching Series from W. Robert Godfrey
I’ve been listening to the audio book version of Learning to Love the Psalms and it’s meaty. Highly recommended
Are You in the Dangerous Time In Between?
I’m sure we all know people who need to read this article:
“I have been a Christian long enough to see more than my fair share of men fall. This I have observed: It’s so often the ones who seemed to be at their greatest moment of success who were on the precipice of destruction. Like blind men about to blunder off a cliff, they were oblivious to their impending doom. They failed to heed God’s warnings in that time in-between.”
Soul Care for Exhausted Young Mothers
Good mix of practical common sense advice and spiritual counsel in response to this question:
“”Dear Pastor John, my husband and I are new parents to a two-month-old son. Caring for him has been joyful and exhausting. I can barely concentrate on anything I used to but need the Lord more than ever to sustain me. What counsel do you give to new mothers on continuing their walk with God?”"
The Great Prize in Christian Dating
“Pursue Clarity and Postpone Intimacy”
One of My Biggest Ministry Mistakes
A short read but it could save you years of trouble.
I’ve made plenty of mistakes in my ministry, but avoiding conflict was one of the biggest. Nobody likes conflict, and if you do you have other issues we need to discuss. But when we avoid conflict, we hurt relationships and damage the church.
Remember and Return: Rekindling Your Love for the Savior by John Macarthur $1.99.