Pray for the Flock

“Brothers, pray for us.” (1 Thessalonians 5:25). The Apostle Paul’s letters are filled with references to prayer—requests for prayer from the churches, prayers for them, and teaching and encouragement that God was working through these prayers. Pastors and church leaders know that prayer is powerful and it must be a priority in any ministry, yet … Continued

Gather God’s People

“God is spirit, and his worshippers must worship in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24). The Bible tells us that we are to worship the Lord, that we were created for this purpose. But what is true worship What does the Bible teach about the right—and the wrong—ways to worship God In this book, pastors … Continued

Conduct Gospel-Centered Funerals

Part of the Practical Shepherding series, this insightful and practical book offers pastors and other ministry leaders a concise guide to conducting funerals that glorify God and offer a timely message of hope. The phone rings: “Pastor, can you do my mother’s funeral” Or, “Please help us-our baby just died.” Death comes unexpectedly, giving pastors … Continued

Practical Shepherding Series/Visit The Sick

One of the marks of the ministry of Jesus was his compassionate care for the sick. Jesus brought healing and hope to individuals struggling with life-debilitating illnesses. Ministry to the sick should also be a mark of his followers, but in many churches today it is neglected or pushed to the periphery of ministry concerns. … Continued