What it Mean for Elders, Overseers and Pastors to Live a Life Above Reproach

by Jack Wellman
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The Bible tells us that pastors, overseers and elders should live a life above reproach, so what does that mean exactly? Qualifications The Bible tells us that pastors, elders, deacons or overseers are to live a life above reproach, so what does that mean exactly? To begin with, living a life above reproach is not […]

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How Do Pastors Choose What to Preach Each Sunday?

by Jack Wellman
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Ever wonder how pastors choose what to preach on each Sunday? Here’s what most preachers do. The Spirit and the Word Ever wonder how pastors choose what to preach on each Sunday? Here’s what most preachers do. First, they pray and then pray and then pray some more. Hopefully it’s not really the pastor that […]

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What is the Purpose of the Book of Titus?

by Jack Wellman
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The Apostle Paul had several reasons for writing the Book of Titus and here’s a look at some of those very important reasons. Paul’s Purpose The purpose behind the Book of Titus is seen in Paul giving Titus instructions about selecting elders. Since the Church at Crete was so new, it was impossible that the […]

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Why Christians Ministries and Pastors Fail or Fall into Disgrace

by Jack Wellman
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Too often we hear of another pastor or large ministry involved in another sexual or financial scandal, sometimes destroying many lives in the process. How can this be prevented? Pride and the Fall Too often we hear of another pastor or large ministry falling into scandal, sometimes financial or sometimes by sexual immorality. In the […]

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Should Pastors Or Ministers Ever Retire?

by Jack Wellman
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Should pastors or ministers retire at a certain age? If so, when, and if not, why not? Moses Moses was apparently fit to cross over into the Promised Land with Israel, but God told Moses he would not enter into the land because he had disobeyed God earlier (Num 20). God told Moses, “This is […]

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What Five Principles Should Pastors Consider to Fulfill Their Purpose?

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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A recent survey of 1500 pastors has shown that 13% of pastors have left the pastorate after 10 years for reasons other than death or retirement (1). Of those leaving, 37% report that they left the pastorate because of a change in calling. Another 26% left because of conflict in the church. Numerous other reasons […]

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What is a Fivefold Ministry?

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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In many Christian circles, the phrase “fivefold ministry” is often used. In some circles that are predominately charismatic in practice, a fivefold ministry is used to describe a church of today that has five specific roles amongst the congregation. In other circles, a fivefold ministry describes five specific roles in a church that was common […]

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How To Prepare A Sermon: 5 Helpful Tips

by Daryl Evans
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The church has changed much over the many years since Jesus Christ walked this earth.  The Sunday morning service has also seen some radical changes too in everything from music (styles and even the instruments used), to the addition of more skits and drama and even the way that offering is taken (as some churches […]

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What is Servant Leadership? A Christian Study

by Jack Wellman
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What does it mean to be a servant leader?  What is servant leadership?  Are all believers called to be servant leaders? The Word Servant in the New Testament In short, a servant is anyone who serves.  That is, they provide for and they wait on others in order to serve their needs.  The king’s translators […]

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6 Prayers for Pastors or Leaders

by Pamela Rose Williams
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Leaders of churches and other organizations work very hard. I should know, I have been married to a preacher for many years. In addition to the regular activities such as leading church services and prayer meetings, many times the leaders in the church are called upon to do other things. These things might include visiting […]

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