First Among Equals
Why the Pastors Need a Leader
Aug 31, 2021
Healthy churches have multiple pastor-elders, and healthy pastoral teams have one who bears special responsibility for the team.
Four Defining Moments for Young Marriages
Apr 19, 2021
Few marriages become wonderful or miserable overnight. More often, they slowly grow, for better or worse, from seeds planted in their first years together.
For Worse or Better
Moving Beyond Broken Dreams in Marriage
Nov 13, 2020
Marriage will be different than you expect — maybe far different. But however you may feel, your marriage was not an accident.
Three Lies That Separate Spouses
Feb 8, 2020
Our marriages will be healthier and happier when we learn to truly forgive one another as we have been in Christ.
Whatever Gives You Joy in God
One Habit for Every Christian Leader
May 6, 2019
If we lose our joy in the midst of ministry, it may be because we have allowed the trials and pressures to cloud the wonder of God literally everywhere we look.
Every Good Parent Will Have Regrets
Advice to My 30-Year-Old Self
Jul 31, 2018
Parenting exposed every spiritual weakness within my soul, my marriage, and my family. It even created some new ones.
The Best Church Leader Is a Team
May 17, 2018
Some companies may thrive with a CEO at the top. Some teams may win games with one superstar. But the church is not served well without a team of servant leaders.
Lift the Heavy Burden of Shame
How to Care for Parents of Prodigals
Aug 21, 2017
Parents of prodigal children often bear a unique burden of shame — even among God’s people. Here are four ways churches can give parents hope.
Love Might Win the Wayward in Your Life
Dec 15, 2016
Our love for wayward prodigals is never mere trifling sentiment. It is as bold and rugged as the cross.
Caring for the Anxious Pastor-in-Waiting
Aug 4, 2014
“What do I do while I wait?” It’s a question I’ve heard dozens of times. Trained men, ready to rumble for the gospel, can sometimes find they lack immediate opportunity to fulfill their ministry dream. It feels to them like…
Speaker Panel: Dave Harvey, Ed Stetzer, and Jeff Vanderstelt
Desiring God 2011 National Conference
Sep 23, 2011
The Call to Ministry and the Leadership Moment
Aug 23, 2011
If I’m going to watch a movie, it’s got to have a hero in it. And not a superhero with a cape. I like the guy who is just going along minding his business when circumstances thrust him into some…
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