Pastors Toolbox: Our Financial Reputations

Our Financial Reputations: Improper Stewardship Can Destroy Our Ministry “Let no debt remain outstanding…” (Romans 13:8) – Years ago a credit company informed me that insurance salesman and pastors were the nations worst credit risks. Another company said that professions beginning with the letter P were bad risks: preacher, painter, policeman, politician. Whether or not … Continue reading

The Pastor’s Toolbox: Admitting Mistakes

Admitting Mistakes: It Is Best To Admit Them And Move On “He that is down needs fear no fall; he that is low, no pride. He that is humble ever shall have God to be his guide.” (John Buynan) Let’s admit it. Sometimes we are wrong. At times you say things that we learn later … Continue reading

The Pastor’s Toolbox: Accountability

Accountability: We All Need One or More Honest Friends “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” (Proverbs 17:17)I “Nothing is more stimulating than friends who speak the truth in love.” (Os Guiness) “It is the best and truest friend who honestly tells us the truth about ourselves even when … Continue reading

The Pastor’s Toolbox: Prayer

Prayer: Our Lifeblood and Real Power “He that is more frequent in his pulpit his people than he is in his closet for his people is but a sorry watchmen.” (John Owen) We all know that our Apostolic calling involves a devotion to both the ministry of the word and prayer (Acts 6:4). My guess … Continue reading

Pastoral Burnout: An Interview with Dr. Frank Tallerico

Pastoral burnout is a real and terrible problem. The fact that it is a problem at all only serves to remind us that our world is broken. The fact that it happens so frequently in Evangelical churches is alarming. This should not be so, and the church needs to take a more serious look at … Continue reading