Dealing with Annonymous Letters

By Dick Loizeaux

All pastors get them. Unsigned notes that arrive unannounced and unwelcomed, "kindly" telling us everything we did wrong last Sunday, or at the last business meeting, or since the day we were spawned with a sin nature. They come from our dearest friend, Mister or Misses Anonymous. So what do you do with them after grinding your teeth and uttering and a few imprecatory Psalms? Thom Rainer blogs some good advice.

Note to readers: A dear friend of mine sent me a copy of this email he sent to his pastor this week. Anonymous letters and emails and...

Creating a Conflict Resistant Church

By Dick Loizeaux

“Dealing with Conflict” is a hot button topic at every pastoral gathering. Sometimes it can feel like we spend more time fighting to extinguish church conflict than fighting the enemy. Know what I mean? 

So what if we switched our focus from fighting fires to preventing fires? Are there ways we can make our congregations more conflict resistant? Not conflict proof, but conflict resistant? I think...

The Most Dangerous Sentence You Will Hear In Ministry

By Craig Thompson

This article was published on Church Leaders website.  Craig has served as senior pastor of Malvern Hill Baptist Church in Camden, SC for the last seven years. He is married to Angela, and they have two kids, Wyatt and Aubrey. He is awaiting graduation for his Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he wrote his dissertation on...

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