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Why Not Try This – 17 Tips for Better Church Meetings

17 Tips for Better Church Meetings – Meetings! I think I’ve met one person who lives for them. Everyone else complains and just muddles through on a prayer. They are an inevitable part of pastoral ministry. Here are some great tips to help improve the quality of … Continue reading

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Why Not Try This? – Just Say No

by Roger Hernandez Source: NAD Ministerial After 22 years in ministry I have noticed some patterns in myself and others. What I share today is the product of personal observation and experience. While it may not be the same for … Continue reading

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Why Not Try This – Adventist Giving: Good, Bad or Indifferent?

by Tom Evans and Lilya Wagner Source: NAD Ministerial An article published in late 2016 in the New York Times had this somewhat alarming title, Donations to Religious Institutions Fall as Values Change. For much of its history, the Adventist Church enjoyed … Continue reading

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Why Not Try This? – Inside the Mind of Hate-Filled Harry

In 26 years as a local pastor/administrator, Roger Hernandez has observed that antagonists follow a pattern with their attacks. He shares four approaches an antagonist may use to bring a church leader down. Hernandez says this won’t stop a person from … Continue reading

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Why Not Try This? – 3 Words Every Leader Hates

by Jesse Wilson Source: NAD Ministerial There are three words every successful leader is destined to hear. They represent the nameless, faceless opposition that can distract, depress or demoralize you if you’re not careful. And those three words are: “People … Continue reading

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Why Not Try This? – How to Avoid Burnout in Ministry

by Rich DuBose Source: www.nadministerial.com According to a report that appeared in the New York Times (August 1, 2010), 45% of pastor’s either burnout and leave their ministry posts, or belong to a growing club of those who would like … Continue reading

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Why Not Try This? – Boundaries for Pastors

by Everton A. Ennis Source: www.nadministerial.com The same member keeps calling the pastor over and over for financial help to pay their utility bills, buy food, or pay the rent. Another member consistently calls late at night to express “concern” … Continue reading

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Why Not Try This? – 10 Must-Have Tips for Giving a Public Invitation

Have you ever considered following your sermon with a public invitation? Maybe you’ve never really thought about it or aren’t quite sure how to extend a powerful and emotional invitation. It can be a bit awkward if there isn’t much of a … Continue reading

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Why Not Try This – Help! I’m an Overwhelmed Leader

by Ron Edmondson Source: Church Leaders As a leader, there have been numerous times when I have been in over my head with the challenges and opportunities I was facing. God seems to call me to huge tasks. I suspect … Continue reading

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Why Not Try This? – Seven Things to Consider When Your Sermon Stinks

by Thom Rainer Source: www.thomrainer.com Have you ever had that terrible feeling after preaching a sermon? You know, the feeling where you can’t wait to get home and hide under the covers? Every pastor experiences it. All pastors dread it. … Continue reading

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