In case you haven't heard already, Bob Coy, pastor of one of the US's largest megachurches, resigned this weekend due to a moral failure. We don't know the details, and honestly don't need to. However, It's another day to say that we at Pastor For...

NBC News did a short piece tonight on the price we're paying because of overwork. It doesn't mention those in ministry, but it might as well. Pastors are as susceptible, if not even more so, than non-Pastors, especially given that most of us work through...

Suicide is not a new issue by any means. When a family member of a pastor commits suicide, we're certainly sad and feel for the pastor and other family members. When a pastor commits suicide, now THAT we don't expect. It's a bit more deeply...

Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me what I can do for you before I am taken away.” And Elisha replied, “Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit and become your successor.” “You have asked a difficult ...

I haven't read this book yet, but after reading this post at TimSchraeder.com, I will be soon! Thanks for concisely boiling this down for us Tim! 10 Things That Drive Me Crazy About Working for a Church I’m nearing the 10-year mark of being a church...

FoxNews.com is carrying a story on the effects of stress reduction being proven to add years to one's life. Honestly, none of us know how long we'll live, only God does. However, we're called also to be good stewards of our resources. NOBODY can live WITHOUT...

Success is such a vague concept in Pastoral life. For ages, we've defined it by numbers. Whatever numbers we could produce. Numbers of people Numbers of dollars Numbers of buildings Numbers of salvations Numbers of baptisms. You number it and we'll count it in the final tally! For the last "number" of...

It has been stated throughout the unfolding of the circumstance for South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford that he often would retreat after legislative sessions because they would wear him out. Retreating and refreshing is good, but at some point, Mark made some dangerous decisions about...

There's an interesting conversation posted over here between Erwin McManus and Dave Gibbons. In it, they share the following on pastoral burnout: ________________________________ How to avoid burnout? Erwin: Not the bible that helps someone live a moral life (it’s when people are truly connected to Jesus) There are lots...

Thursday is Christmas Day, and I am as excited about it as anyone gets. I remind our church all through the year how many days are left till Christmas. One thing I've learned over the years though. When we do our Christmas Eve Celebrations on the...