Avoiding and Overcoming Discouragement and Depression

Avoiding and Overcoming Discouragement and Depression

Guest Post from Jim Baize… Christian ministry has been my life for the last 50+ years. Full time Christian ministry should not be considered a profession– it is a calling. No one should enter the ministry just because they think it might be a good job! A pastor...
STAY – 5 Advantages of Pastor Longevity

STAY – 5 Advantages of Pastor Longevity

Guest Post from Jerry Burton… I was driving into my new town for the first time to assume the pastorate of my first church, and the question went through my mind, “Wonder how long I will be here?” I preached my first sermon as pastor on December 15, 1979. My...
Is Church For Christians?

Is Church For Christians?

Churches face challenges like never before. Most statistics show a decline in church attendance. Other statistics reveal that churches are closing faster than new churches are starting. If things don’t change, the church will disappear. It has always been a...
Steps of Reconciliation

Steps of Reconciliation

“It all started when somebody stole a pig “ The Hatfields and McCoys were two American Appalachian mountaineer families who, with their families and neighbors, engaged in a legendary feud that attracted nationwide attention in the 1880s and ’90s. It lasted...
How is your Quiet Time?

How is your Quiet Time?

Start Every Day With A Smile. Yesterday I talked about a morning quiet time. Though some people have their Quiet Time at another time of the day, I think morning is a great time to get your day started with God (Make Time For God). Not only Christians, but many people...