The Glory of Man vs. the Glory of God

“Nevertheless, many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.” John 12:42-43 Two thousand years ago, Jesus of Nazareth began his ministry and it was impossible to … Continue reading The Glory of Man vs. the Glory of God

Lessons on Ministry Longevity From a Longtime Pastor

When I became a pastor 13 years ago, I quickly realized the dropout rate among pastors is high. Statistics vary, but I’ve personally known several pastors who left ministry for one reason or another. Sometimes we forget, though, the pastors who’ve persevered in faithful ministry for decades. My friend Dave Lewis is an example. Dave has pastored the same church for more than 67 years. … Continue reading Lessons on Ministry Longevity From a Longtime Pastor