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Category Archive: Pastors

Pastors: You are the lead worshipers of your church.

Feb 04 2014

Doxology and Theology: How the Gospel Forms the Worship Leader

The need for theologically driven worship leaders exists in large part because many believe that worship leadership and theological aptitude are mutually exclusive.

May 23 2013

Preach the Word

Message from Alistair Begg. Summary: Many Christians today have been placed on a spiritual “bread-and-water” diet—an endless succession of personal anecdotes and manipulative techniques rather than the living and powerful Word of God preached. In this message, Dr. Alistair Begg will affirm the power and necessity of biblical preaching, explaining how the foolishness of preaching …

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Feb 27 2013

Warnings to Pastors and Leaders

The dangers of depression, and addiction to work and medication-in the life of a mega-church pastor.

Feb 20 2013

How Non-Christian Soccer Moms Decide What Songs You Sing At Church

Most major Christian radio stations market not to Christians, but to soccer Moms driving kids around town, 30-40% who listen are not Christians. So the music you hear on Sunday morning is based on popularity, which is not determined by theologians or pastors, but by marketers appealing to thirty-something soccer moms of varying faiths and commitment.

Jun 26 2012

Pastors, Personal Integrity, and Job Security: NY Times

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A brief excerpt from the New York Times (emphasis ours) accentuating the disillusionment of many pastors who went into ministry to help people obtain serious, spiritual help but find instead they are expected primarily to be entertainers:

Mar 02 2011

2011 SBC Pastors Conference Speakers to Include Louie Giglio, John Piper

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The SBC 2011 Pastors Conference speakers have been announced and include John Piper, Louie Giglio, and Darrin Patrick, and others.

Sep 17 2010

Hospitality and the Multicultural Church

No formula can deliver the church from centuries of ethnic tension, but we can adopt what Soong-Chan Rah calls a “learning posture” that will help us recognize God in other cultures besides our own and teach us to worship Him together.

Mar 23 2010

2 Principles Every Leader Should Evaluate

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I don't know about you but I think I am finally over the Christmas production hangover.  Now that it's over planning is already beginning to take place for this year's services.  Although all of our services were  a success there were some big take-aways that have become monumental principles I will forever hold to in …

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Mar 08 2010

Announcing a New Conference: Contextualizing the Gospel in the New South

The South is changing. Through urbanization and the vibrant growth of southern cities, the American South is becoming a center for innovative, intellectual, and cultural growth in the United States. Yet for the first time in its history, the church in the South is declining faster than anywhere in the country. Advance the Church believes …

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Feb 02 2010

The Pastor: Who Do We Think He Is Anyway?

From notes taken at a Paul Tripp seminar at a Pastor's Conference this week: Now let’s read Isaiah 55:9-11. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do …

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