Category Archives: Christian Leadership

Allegiance to Jesus Christ Alone

By | November 16, 2022

Human sin will worm its way into our Christian institutions until Jesus glorifies us all. Churches, conventions, fellowships, colleges, universities, seminaries, mission agencies, networks, associations—all of these institutions require people, and people sin from time to time. When they do, their sin brings reproach to Christ and the institutions that bear his name. Some sins… Read More »

A Ministry of Integrity: 1 Thessalonians 2:1–12

By | September 8, 2022

Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians briefly describes how the messengers delivered the gospel with power, Spirit, and conviction (1 Thess 1:5). Paul describes his ministry again in detail in 1 Thess 2:1–12. Several themes stand out. First, in speaking about himself and his fellow missionaries, Paul’s primary concern was to uphold the integrity of… Read More »

Epaphras: An Example for Christian Leaders Today

By | July 21, 2022

A little digging in Colossians discovers some details about Epaphras, a minor character in the New Testament, but a main character in Colossae and an exemplary leader for us today. Two passages tell us about him, Colossians 1:3–8 and 4:12–13. A Faithful Evangelist (Colossians 1:3–8) Paul reminded the Colossians they learned the gospel from Epaphras,… Read More »

Let Not Many Be Teachers

By | July 5, 2021

There is a general need for pastors and teachers in our churches. Broadly speaking, more pastors will retire than those who might fill their pulpits in years to come. In our rush to fill those pulpits, we should pray that Christ would send out laborers for the harvest (Matthew 9:38), but we should also be… Read More »

Developing Teachers and Leaders in Our Church

By | October 23, 2020

The church’s mission church is simple—make disciples (Matthew 28:18–20). Within this mission, pastor-teachers teach others to teach the Word: “What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:2). Teaching takes place formally and includes directly teaching doctrine,… Read More »