Category Archives: Elders

After 33 years as a pastor…

After 33 years as a pastor (32 in the same church), I know by experience that the life of a pastor is a continual reminder that God put His “treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power … Continue reading

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Servant-leadership…but….

Jesus set the example of servant-leadership but be careful not to misunderstand what He intended. Continue reading

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A closer look at accountability

What is accountability and how should we practice it in the local church? Is everyone accountable in the same way? Continue reading

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Overcome division with core values

Two areas of difference among believers that significantly disrupt unity are differences in giftedness and areas of service and differences of opinion on debatable matters. Continue reading

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5 warnings about leadership

Carefully consider 5 possible causes behind misdirected leadership. Continue reading

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The danger of legalism

We must understand the threat of legalism and equip the Church and our families to respond. Continue reading

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Tensions between younger and older Church members

Do you have tensions between older and younger church members? Here’s a concern that seems to resonate in many Churches. Continue reading

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