Life of Holiness

As a good Christian should consider every place as holy, because God is there, so he should look upon every part of his life as a matter of holiness, because it is to be offered unto God. The profession of a clergyman is an holy profession, because it is a ministration in holy things, an […]

You Might be a Preacher

You Might be a Preacher if…. You’ve ever dreamed you were preaching only to awaken and discover you really were. You’ve ever wondered why people couldn’t die at more appropriate times. You’re leading the church into the 21st century, but you don’t know what you’re preaching on Sunday. A church picnic is no picnic — […]

Reduce Your Counseling Load

Not every pastor enjoys counseling. But other than by skipping town, how can you decrease the demand? Here, based on specious clinical research, are a few methods guaranteed to keep counseling off your to-do list. Don’t put a door on your office. Sing songs such as “Put On a Happy Face” and “Don’t Worry; Be […]

Call to Ministry

by Robert Randle This article is intended to show what preaching the Gospel is all about. Today, it seems, that some who enter the ministry pursue it as some sort of religious professional career with fringe benefits such as a 401-K Plan/Pension Annuity plan, Life Insurance, travel reimbursement, housing [‘parsonage’] allowance, vacation benefits, college tuition […]

Encourage Your Pastor

Sometimes pastors are the loneliest people in the church. Often their hours are long, the pay minimal, the criticism considerable and constant. Paul’s warning to “serve one another in love” (Gal. 5:13 ) should encourage us to remember our shepherds. Here are eight ways to make their lives a little brighter. Presbyterian minister Fred Rogers, […]