Articles

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4 Reasons to Remember the Sabbath

As a pastor, what I thought I could do in a single bound I soon came to realize that I was a man of flesh, not steel. I learned how God's command of keeping the Sabbath was given to be a blessing.
September 13, 2018
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Gestures That Bless Your Pastor

In the experience of a pastor's wife, gestures of appreciation like goodies and gifts are meaningful, but what blesses your pastor and his wife the most might surprise you! Read more from Janet, who has served in churches alongside her husband for 20 years, about what has encouraged them in their ministry.
September 12, 2018
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7 Things Pastors Wish Their Congregation Knew

With 27 years in ministry and now serving pastors at LifeWay, Mark Dance has been on both sides of the pulpit. Here are 7 things he thinks pastors would like their churches to know.
September 12, 2018
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4 Steps to Your First Sabbatical

Sabbaticals are awkward for pastors and for churches, even for those in academic communities. But I am convinced more pastors would experience a longer and healthier ministry if they consistently practiced a weekly Sabbath and periodically took a sabbatical.
September 11, 2018
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7 Ways to Protect Your Pastor

Truth is: your pastor is in danger. As you read this, there is a pastor near you who feels like he is failing in some, if not every, area of his work and his family. There are several influential ways you can help protect him.
September 11, 2018
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Where Can Ministry Couples Get Help?

Ministers, is your personal and marital life healthy? Your church's health depends on it. Mark Dance from LifeWay Pastors recommends a few resources and retreats that will minister to you and your spouse.
September 10, 2018
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3 Ways to Honor Your Pastor

Scripture is clear about the importance of showing “double-honor” to our pastors. Here are 3 important ways to do so!
September 10, 2018
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How To Pray For Your Pastor

"...I can assure you, any pastor genuinely called to the ministry knows he needs prayer; earnest, passionate, and effective prayer." Dr. Ronnie Floyd offers five Scriptural prayers you can pray for your pastor.
October 9, 2017
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The Gift of Thoughtful Church Members

A pastor's wife shares how her family has been blessed many times over the years by thoughtful church members.
September 25, 2017
Executive + Administrative

Shhh...Don't Tell the Pastor

Writing an article as a pastor challenging churches to appreciate their pastor is, well, weird. It’s like walking up to people and asking them what they got me for my birthday. But the reason I agreed to write it is because I know firsthand how vitally important encouragement is for pastors and their staff.
September 20, 2017