Though a minister may have passion, knowledge, etc., a lack of proper ethics will close doors and squelch your ministry. Your ethics will be what people will see and remember for years to come. Following are some tips to help nurture ethics in dealing with family relations: The needs of the family come first, before… Continue reading The Evangelist and Family Ethics
The Evangelist and Altar Ethics
Though a minister may have passion, knowledge, etc., a lack of proper ethics will close doors and squelch your ministry. Your ethics will be what people will see and remember for years to come. Following are some tips to help nurture ethics in altar ministry: The altar must be planned and prayed for as much… Continue reading The Evangelist and Altar Ethics
Personal Counseling Guidelines
Do not visit someone of the opposite sex alone in their home. Do not counsel someone of the opposite sex alone at your office (without the door ajar, a window in the door, or an assistant outside the door). Do not counsel a married person of the opposite sex more than once without the person’s… Continue reading Personal Counseling Guidelines
Five Questions Ministers Should Ask Themselves
Pastor Doug White of Silsbee, Tx proposes the following questions that a man – if he is serious about ministry – needs to ask himself from time to time… and CAREFULLY consider the answers to the questions. Questions like… Is there anything in my attitude that would cause my Pastor friends to be concerned about… Continue reading Five Questions Ministers Should Ask Themselves
It’s Monday… Be Careful Pastors
Some words of caution and advice from Clayton King regarding the Monday phenomenon that mounts upon pastors, ministers and church leaders. BE CAREFUL ON MONDAYS: 1. You are most vulnerable to criticism and discouragement. Hold off on most calls and emails til Tuesday. They can wait unless they are a medical or… Continue reading It’s Monday… Be Careful Pastors
Quoted: Chuck Swindoll on “God First”
I need to underscore a foundational fact: God’s goal is not to make sure you’re happy. No matter how hard it is for you to believe this, it’s time to do so. Life is not about your being comfortable and happy and successful and pain free. It’s about becoming the man or woman God has… Continue reading Quoted: Chuck Swindoll on “God First”
Quoted: Pastor J.H. Osborne on Ministerial Pride
Lots of men would prefer their messages to die with them than have to share with a young man who might be able to deliver it better.
God Supplies the Power
If you have some work to do, Start this very hour; You supply the willingness, God supplies the power.
Called to Preach?
I’m always just a little leery of the phrase, “called to preach”. In my estimation, a person is first “called to minister” before they find the distinct area that God is wanting to use them in. I think people get messed up when they pursue some “high calling” without first learning to minister. Often they… Continue reading Called to Preach?
An Insight into Calling vs. Burden
Perhaps every minister desires to be in the will of God for their ministry, and many have given interpretations of exactly how to determine what the will of God is for your life. The purpose of this [article] is to provide a little insight for those who may at this time be seeking a direction… Continue reading An Insight into Calling vs. Burden