Neville Nel

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The Blessings and Curses of Being an Introverted Pastor

The stakes are high when it comes to being an introverted pastor because our job is <i>people</i>. The very nature of our role requires us to engage with our …

Four Persuasive Elements Found in Expository Preaching

<i>By Wayne McDill</i><p>Writers on expository preaching have for generations emphasized the use of four rhetorical elements to persuade the hearer of Bible …

Monergism Books

Guest: "I think the one thing that I find hard about Reformed doctrine, just being honest, is the idea that God would allow people to be created …

How Should Pastors Address Divorce and Remarriage?

<i>[Note: Questions and Ethics is a monthly series in which Dr. Russell Moore provides insight into how Christians should navigate through life's most</i> …

Preaching as “Whetting Your Appetite for the Word of God”

Recently, my wife and I had the joy of bringing our second son, Nathan, into the world. Newborns cry (for those of you who are not parents yet). …

Should You Stay or Should You Go?

<i>By James Bryant</i><p>Often pastors ask, “When do I know God is calling me to another church?” I asked a pastor that question once. He had been pastor of …

Eight Observations About Preaching

I’ve been blessed to have preached and taught, full and part-time, for nearly 25 years. Countless hours have I listened to lecture style teachers, …

Ten Reasons Some Pastors Don’t Desire to Go to an Established Church

In an earlier article this week, I shared several trends in the employment of pastors. There was some discussion and interest in my comment about …

Pastor Points - March 21, 2014

I have served as a leader in numerous churches. One of the interesting factors that I’ve noticed is that certain people appear in every church …

10 Important Discoveries from Multisite Churches

The use of multisite as a strategy for church growth is ever-increasing. But the reasons behind why churches are moving to a multisite model vary …

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6 Preaching Methods Jesus Used That You Should Too

I think we can all agree that Jesus is the greatest preacher to ever walk the face of the Earth. As pastors, if there is anyone we should emulate in …

Ten Areas Where Pastors Need to Be Trained for the 21st Century

Any pastor or other church staff member should be prepared in biblical truths. Theology is a key discipline as well. Indeed none of the classical …

6 Keys to Life-Changing Preaching and Teaching

<b>Listen Attentively to the Word of God.</b> Before John could <i>give</i> the powerful message recorded in Luke 3:7–9, he had to <i>get</i> the message from somewhere. …

My Method for Preaching from My iPad

There have been many methods offered for preaching from the iPad. I have profited from what I’ve read about these processes and set-ups. But after …

12 Reasons for Using Sermon Illustrations

<i>By Daniel L. Akin</i><p>Few things are more difficult for a preacher than finding the right illustration, using it in the right way, and telling it at the …

What it Takes to Get Important Things Done in Ministry

There is no shortage of activity in the pastor’s office these days. Everyone is busier than ever, pastors included.<p>But being active does not mean you …

Planting / Pastoring in Your Head or Your Community?

Do you remember the playground game Red Rover? You know, where school kids stand in two lines facing each other and take turns yelling out, "Red …

6 Ways to Shift Responsibility

A team of people who shift blame from one person to another, who do not embrace ultimate responsibility, will never accomplish anything great. And a …

Four Occasions When You Should Not Respond to a Critic

If you are a leader, you will be criticized. If you are not being criticized, you are probably not a leader. The issue is not whether or not you will …

When We Can’t Taste the Lord’s Goodness - Borrowed Light

“If indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good” –1 Peter 2:3<p>For the apostle Peter tasting of the Lord’s goodness means that we will crave the pure …

Did It Matter?

Pastor, allow me to ask you a couple of questions. First, what was the main point of what you preached this past Sunday? Secondly, what will happen …

Pastoral Leadership and Conflict

<i>By Dave Earley, pastor of Grace City Church in Las Vegas, Nevada</i><p>A few years ago, I surveyed a group of twenty-five successful, veteran pastors who …

Practices for Developing Younger Leaders

<i>By Scott M. Douglas</i><p>As the Boomer generation of pastors begins their transition to retirement, a large number of Millennial pastors are poised to …