What’s Different About A Pastor’s Marriage?

by John McGee You have seen the stats and heard the stories about how difficult marriages can be for those in the pastorate. Have you ever wondered what makes a pastor’s marriage different than the rest of the population? I was asked this question by a group of people preparing for ministry and here’s some […]

Guarding Your Schedule (and Soul) In the New Year – Part 2

by Ted Cunningham In Part 1 of “Guarding Your Schedule (and Soul) in the New Year” we saw how God wants us to pursue ministry and enjoy a life in which time is not the enemy. Hurry kills the soul and the family so we want to pace ourselves and redeem the time. Your longevity […]

Pulse Check: January 9, 2017

Included in this week’s issue: Tweetable Truth Cultural Insight Truth from the Ages  Tweetable Truth The Freedom of Pure Hope “We are not perfectly free until we live in pure hope – He who hopes in God, trusts in God.” Thomas Merton, No Man is an Island   Back to top  Cultural Insight Christ’s Church […]

Guarding Your Schedule (and Soul) In the New Year – Part 1

by Ted Cunningham The transition from December to January catches me off guard every year. December prioritizes family gatherings, travel, downtime, and food. January prioritizes goal setting, planning, work and weight loss. In the first few days of January we hear people say, “It’s good to get back to some routine.” “I’m tired of sitting […]

Pulse Check: January 2, 2017

Included in this week’s issue: Tweetable Truth Research Notes Truth from the Ages  Tweetable Truth A New Year, A New Start “Behold, I am making all things new!” –Our Savior. That is our great hope in this New Year.   Back to top  Research Notes New Year Resolutions Most Consistent Epic Fails Whether or not […]

Pulse Check: December 26, 2016

Included in this week’s issue: Tweetable Truth Sermon Nuggets Wisdom from the Ages  Tweetable Truth Christmas Perks of Christianity Consider becoming a Christian. Our Christmas lasts Twelve Days beginning on our Lord’s birthday   Back to top  Sermon Nuggets His Love Shed Abroad in Our Hearts is His Gift The great Charles Spurgeon included this […]

Family Fridays: Creating Traditions for the Pastor’s Family

by John M. DeMarco At times life as a pastoral family seems packaged in a large resealable freezer bag — overrun with leftovers. Church life, particularly during seasons such as Christmas and Easter, teems with obligations that often keep the pastor within the church far more than in the parsonage. Even when the rest of […]

Spend Less, Give More

by Ted Cunningham Every December, we encourage our church to spend less and give more. The idea is simple. Instead of overspending and overindulging, cut back a little and focus on acts of extreme generosity. A few years ago, I had the privilege of enjoying a lunch with Chris Hodges, the senior pastor of Church […]

Pulse Check: December 19, 2016

Included in this week’s issue: Tweetable Truth Staff Meeting Sermon Nuggets  Tweetable Truth This World-Changing Baby The arrival of one single baby changed the world’s calendar. He can change your heart and life as well.   Back to top  Staff Meeting The Excited Heart of a Child Have your staff go around the table and […]

Pulse Check: December 12, 2016

Included in this week’s issue: Tweetable Truth Wisdom from the Ages Sermon Nuggets  Tweetable Truth The World-Changing Power of One Child One birth, one child, changed the course of history and humanity itself. He can change you as well.   Back to top  Wisdom from the Ages Let Us Not Forget the Birth of Our […]