2 Scripture Passages Are Key to Discerning God’s Will

I have never been one to make serious resolutions for each new year. I am not opposed to making such resolutions, and I am certainly not cynical about those who make them and seriously try to keep them; I have just never really felt the need to make them. Yet, as we...

What Has to Change for Your Resolutions to Succeed

The average tenure of a Baptist pastor serving in the United States is about 18 months. That number has remained fairly constant for many years now. When we factor in those ministers who stay at churches 10, 15 or 20 years, it becomes fairly obvious that there are...

This Resolution Can Reduce Your Stress Next Year

Many people regard New Year’s resolutions with the same disdain they attribute to the fruitcake. I am a proponent of both. For several years now, I have made the same New Year’s resolution, and I ask God to help me to keep it: I will take no bitterness...

Seven Resolutions to Help Your Church’s Minister

While we are thinking about weight-loss resolutions, why not make a few resolutions that will increase the health of your church? Offer the gift of encouragement to your pastor. Go out of your way to affirm your minister when she does something well. Never walk out...