Chronological Extension of the Kingdom: Pastoral Ministry, Theological Education, and the Mission of the Church

As pastors and Christian ministry leaders, we understand that our purpose and task is tied with the mission of Christ. Yet there is an important aspect of the Church’s mission that is regularly overlooked and even ignored. One of the primary themes that runs throughout the Pastoral Epistles, and is particularly notable in 2...

Worship Leadership and the Growing Crisis

I have been a worship leader/pastor for more than twenty years, and now more than ever the church is facing a crisis of faith, morality, and overall biblical foundation and discipleship in worship leadership.  Before addressing the problem, let me say that I love to worship. I also love the many styles, sounds, and...

Why Are So Many in Ministry Struggling With Mental Health and Can It Be Prevented?

I would love to tell you that having a relationship with the Lord allows you an exemption on having mental health issues, but I would be lying. Mental health refers to how we think, feel, and act and includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Frankly, I feel that any type of ministry position...

Sabbaticals Aren’t Just For Pastors. Here’s Why You Should Take One.

Twenty-seven years ago, I went on my first sabbatical. I had heard of ministers taking sabbaticals—going away for a few days to be with the Lord—but as a businessman, I didn’t think a sabbatical applied to me. However, the Lord led me to go on one. My in-laws helped me find a place to go, and I ended up...