How to Start Well

Ministers who work with congregations might do well to pay attention to how they begin.  Working with a congregation is much like marriage – it matters how you start.   The following suggestions may be very helpful if you are beginning a new work.  On the other hand, these suggestions may also be helpful even if […]

Do You Believe That You Are Loved By God?

If you had asked me this question some years ago, I would have immediately replied: Absolutely! Yet, the truth was that I typically found my value elsewhere.  At times, I put my value in my abilities, the number of speaking opportunities I might have, or in whether or not I felt valued by certain people. […]

Four Areas that Must Receive Attention by a Minister Who Wishes to be Healthy

If a minister intends to persevere and minister well into the future, a commitment to one’s own overall health is a must. Far too many ministers started well and then managed to self-destruct.  When a minister self-destructs, everyone loses. To keep from self-destructing, one has to be very intentional about one’s spiritual, emotional, relational, mental, and physical […]