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Three Ways We Can Respond in Love to the Charlottesville Rally

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My stomach churned on Sunday as I heard the news that white supremacists gathered in Charlottesville Virginia on Saturday to attend a “Unite the Right” rally. Viewing the photos of bodies battered, bloodied and bruised from the chaos saddened me to my core. I asked myself one question:  I know I should do something, but […]

7 Reasons to Thank God for Unanswered Prayer

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Do you know what it’s like to continually wait on God for an answer to your prayer? Maybe someone you minister to is struggling with the fact that they’ve been praying and God hasn’t been answering. I’m a firm believer that God knows exactly what He’s doing when He says “no” to our prayers, when […]

Make Counseling Easier With These 5 Resources

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One of the most difficult aspects of a pastor’s job is the role of counselor. No two situations are the same, so there is no one-size-fits-all way to go into a counseling situation. Many times an issue can’t be resolved by just talking with a minister; a person may need time to work through issues. […]

Three Ways to Recharge Your Spiritual Battery

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Do you know what it’s like to feel spiritually dry? Do you ever wonder if you’re going through the motions? Maybe you feel as if you’ve stopped moving, spiritually, altogether. We all have times when we need to be refreshed, refueled, and re-energized in our relationship with God. We can get so busy doing things […]

Trends and Struggles Pastors Face According to Barna

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A new study, “The State of Pastors,” conducted by the Barna Group in partnership with Pepperdine University, explores the relational health of pastors – looking closely at relationships with their spouse, children, friends and peers. Study findings revealed that pastors have a deep human need for community, transparency and intimacy. The study also delved into […]

Q & A with Joel Smallbone of For King & Country

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Joel Smallbone of the Grammy and Dove Award-winning For King & Country recently had a conversation with Pastor Resources to share about one of the group’s latest projects the Priceless DVD/Blue-ray release from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The DVD follows a Grammy-nominated song, a novel and a major motion picture of the same title. Q: […]

Three Steps to Less Financial Stress with Your Spouse

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It’s printed right there on our money: “In God We Trust.” But do we? How much better might our relationship with our spouse be if we read and paid attention to that phrase every time we touched money? How many fewer arguments might we have? How much less stressed might we be? It’s been said […]

Five Ways to Pray When Your Child Goes Astray

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How do you trust God and not worry when you see your child start spiraling downward? How can you know when to say something and when to let your child work it out? How can you trust that God ultimately has “good” in mind when it all looks so bad? While writing my book, 10 […]

Top-Five Social Media Tips for Pastors

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Many churches are using social media to enhance their ministries. From pastor blog posts and podcasts to Facebook shares and Retweets, social media continues to be a powerful tool for pastors. A January 2017 report from the Pew Research Center revealed that around seven-in-ten Americans use social media to connect with one another, engage in […]