A pastor I know recently told me that he was criticized for being “too political.” He has heard such an indictment throughout his ministry, he said. Today he leads a major ministry in the U.S. battling daily for the rights of pastors to speak so that believers can speak. His prophetic word upsets the establishment. …
“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give unto your bosom.” – Luke 6:38 The phone rang. The caller on the other end was crying and apologetic. The more she cried, the more she apologized. The more she apologized, the more she cried. …
“For they themselves show of us what manner of entering in we had unto you and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God.” – I Thessalonians 1:9
Urban ministry engages depravity, longevity and community.
In spite of numerous racial tensions in the U.S. in recent months, there are still Christians who choose to remain silent about reconciliation and justice. They continue to remain steadfast in the belief that the gospel of Jesus Christ has nothing to do with rectifying the racial divide.
I talk to youth leaders across the country, many of whom feel like their pastors are not fully behind their youth ministry efforts. Speaking as a former church planter and preaching pastor, here are a few tips that will help get your Sr. Pastor on board with you and your youth ministry:
“Salvation causes us to step out of sin’s slavery into security with Christ.” – Selected
One does not wish to romanticize the state of black preaching. When it is good it is very, very good. And when it is bad … well, that too is true.
“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus Now unto God and our Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.“ – Philippians 4:19-20 These verses are so precious. The words “my God” make verse nineteen so very personal to each of us. Then notice with me the …
An unsung hero – that’s what you could call a minister’s wife. Rarely do church members comprehend how much the pastor’s spouse endures and gives up for her husband’s job. The calling is tough, and many feel alone and judged by their congregation.