Protect the joy of your ministry by refusing to let perfectionism sneak into it.
While I was in South Texas, I discovered not only the extent of the storm damage, but also the extent of the compassionate response from the beautiful body of Christ.
Pastor, would you agree that our profession is prone to sovereign surprises which are impossible to anticipate?
The most common complaint I hear from pastors is that they are overwhelmed.
If you are the lead/senior pastor, many will be blessed when you set the tone of your staff and leadership team by investing in those God has called to lead beside you.
Investing in your marriage is important to your ministry because your ministry will never be stronger than your marriage.
The bottom line is that healthy churches are led by healthy leaders who love God with all of their heart, soul, mind and strength. And their neighbors like they love themselves.
There is no way we can altogether control being impressed or intimidated by people, we can avoid being manipulated by them.
Although there are a handful of armor-bearers in the Bible, there is no consistent or clear job description.
If we want to keep growing, our Bibles have to become more than ministry tools to us.