WHY PASTORS AND MISSIONARIES FAIL TO TRAIN LEADERS

Monday, May 8th, 2017

WHY PASTORS AND MISSIONARIES FAIL TO TRAIN LEADERS “And I arose in the night, I and some few men with me; neither told I any man what my God had put in my heart to do at Jerusalem: neither was there any beast with me, save the beast that I rode upon.  And I went […]

MINISTERIAL WARS

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Advice on Ministerial Wars Ministry wars are inevitable. Therefore, the pastor must know the difference between a breeze and a tornado. The pastor who is insecure and suspicious of everyone will constantly be plagued by fears and doubt. If you believe a matter requires confrontation or a war, contact older pastors in whom you have […]

COULD IT BE YOUR PREACHING

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

Change Your Preaching A young pastor lamented to me that his church was not growing no matter what he did. I ask him, “What kind of sermons do you preach?” He said, “I rip their face off.” I said, “Can’t you just see this man at work on Monday, and someone asks, ‘what happened to […]

CONTROLLING

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

# 4   The fourth pillar in the management process is that of control. Unless the organization has proper controls in place, all plans are destined to fail.  Seagoing vessels have built in controls to keep them on course. Without them, the ship will veer off course and end up on the rocks, so it […]

WHAT IS LEADERSHIP

Monday, April 6th, 2015

WHAT IS LEADERSHIP # 3 By Ken Blue John Maxwell says, “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” If that statement is true, the pastor’s call to the ministry is really a call to leadership. Perhaps the following definitions Webster will help. “To show the way to by going in advance. To guide or direct in […]

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Division in the local church By Ken Blue “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” 1 Corinthians 1:10. […]

PLANNING YOUR MINISTRY

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

PLANNING YOUR MINISTRY # 1 It is a fact that most pastors and churches never create plans extending beyond next Sunday’s sermon. They have no written annual plans for outreach, maturity, worship, buildings or missions. One reason is the pastor may not understand its value. Another might be fear or laziness. You may wonder why one […]

HOW TO STAY FOCUSED IN THE MINISTRY

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

THE USE OF THE PURPOSE STATEMENT By Ken Blue The most difficult task in the ministry is keeping the church on target and focused on its stated purpose. Like a ship or a plane without a rudder, a church will begin to drift if navigational controls are not built in and monitored. Once you are […]

THE POWER OF A PURPOSE STATEMENT

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

THE POWER OF A PURPOSE STATEMENT As a young preacher I attended Dr. Jack Hyles’ Pastor School on several occasions. Each year he reiterated their purpose statement by saying First Baptist is “The Church With A Heart.” He would spend the rest of the evening marching each of their ministries across the platform, illustrating their […]

WHO IS THE LEADER OF YOUR CHURCH?

Monday, February 17th, 2014

By Ken Blue “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.” Romans 16:17. Pastor, if you are the leader of your church, you can expect attacks from every direction, for every cause. Jesus said, “Then saith Jesus unto them, All […]