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Sometimes pastors just need to chill out and laugh at some of their sermon mistakes. Here is a list of 10 preaching bloopers that I'm sure you and I have never done.
As a former church planter, coach, and trainer of church planters, and assessment team member in several church planter assessment centers, I highly value the need and importance of a CPAC. Here are 10 reasons why every aspiring church planter needs to go through the experience of a church planter assessment center.
This week I'm camped out in a hotel room waiting for a Converge Church Planter Assessment Center to begin tomorrow morning. I'll be one of many assessors on a team to help the candidates discern God's will for their first or next ministry. The center will be assessing 10 couples over a three-and-a-half-day period. I'm a veteran assessment team member having served in seven of them a while back, and I've been looking forward to another go at it. As I reflect on beginning the experience again tomorrow, I want to share with you a major observation - a ministry assessment experience should be required for all seminary students. Here's why I say that.
I struggle with preaching. Like any challenge in ministry, some good coaching can help. This coaching can be self-coaching. Better yet, ask someone who knows preachers and preaching to coach you if this is a challenge for you. Since effective coaching involves asking good coaching questions, here are some to ask yourself or someone you are coaching.
Pastors and church planters need good coaching in order to serve the Lord at their best. And, they need a coach who loves them and comes alongside them as a trusted friend and partner in ministry. What does this look like? Keep reading to find out how.
There are several options to choose from in selecting a tool to evaluate your church's health. All of them can be helpful for determining the health of a church. In my opinion, three of the better ones are included in the following list:
Candidating for a new ministry as a lead pastor can be exciting and rewarding. But it can also be challenging. If God is leading you to leave your present situation and candidate, you will want to go prepared. One of the ways of doing that is to prepare a list of questions for when you are at the church. They are more for yourself than to be published for the church leadership. Read on for an introduction to some suggested questions. This is Part 2 of a two-part blog.
Candidating for a new ministry as a lead pastor can be exciting and rewarding. But it can also be challenging. If God is leading you to leave your present situation and candidate, you will want to go prepared. One of the ways of doing that is to prepare a list of questions for when you are at the church. They are more for yourself than to be published for the church leadership. Read on for an introduction to some suggested questions. This will be a two-part blog.
Help! We are now in-between lead pastors and are considering using an interim. What are our options? Read on to begin discovering the pastoral needs of your church and the value of calling the right kind of interim to help meet your needs.
Do not try it alone! That's a warning every church planter needs to heed. Trying to launch a new church without any ministry support systems is a recipe for disaster and probably failure. So, what systems does the church planter need? Let me suggest several in today's blog.