Podcast Episode #581 SUBSCRIBE:iTunes • RSS • Stitcher • TuneIn Radio • Google Play • iHeart Radio • Spotify Today’s episode is an important topic in the life of the church leader. Anxiety could come from a number of sources including staff, congregational members, elders, or other church expectations. Thom and Sam give...
Cousins and Holocaust survivors Morris Sana and Simon Mairowitz reunite after 75 years. Photo: Leetal Ofer.Listen to The Daily Article Podcast, then subscribe. It’s not always easy to find good news in the news. Here’s a story that encouraged me greatly: two cousins who survived the Holocaust have been reunited seventy-five...
How to Increase Year-End Giving with Compelling Stories — Ryan Nelson Stories encourage empathy. They help us understand problems and circumstances in new ways. And they provide tangible examples of God’s work in our communities.If your church wants to maximize year-end giving, you need to tell compelling stories about what God is...
Candles and teddy bears accompany pictures of each of the Sandy Hook Elementary victims during a vigil in Pearland, Texas, on Dec. 21, 2012.Listen to The Daily Article Podcast, then subscribe. Six-year-old Noah Ponzer was one of twenty-six people killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre. As the grandfather of a...
By Thom S. Rainer Rarely a week goes by that I don’t hear from Boomer pastors who just retired, are considering retirement, or wish they could retire. I am listening carefully. And I am learning a lot as I listen. Most of it is not very encouraging. Most pastors are underpaid. I...
Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, and Price Harry. Oct. 15, 2019.Listen to The Daily Article Podcast, then subscribe. Note from Dr. Jim Denison: I am grateful to my son, Ryan Denison, for writing The Daily Article this week while I am traveling. Ryan is a graduate of Baylor University and...
Podcast Episode #582 SUBSCRIBE:iTunes • RSS • Stitcher • TuneIn Radio • Google Play • iHeart Radio • Spotify In this episode, Thom and Sam discuss a key barrier to church growth, parking. If you are leading a healthy and growing church parking will be an issue. Listen in as the discussion focuses...
NOTE: I want to thank my son, Ryan Denison, for writing The Daily Article while my wife and I were traveling last week. I am also grateful to the many readers who posted wonderful comments in response to his articles. It is a great privilege to share this ministry...
By Sam Rainer Generally, long-term pastor tenures are better than short-term pastor tenures. The context where the pastor ministers can impact the tenure. The church body can impact tenure. And the pastor can impact tenure length. Here are eight ways pastors can cultivate their long-term tenures. Elevate your family above your...
The Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon during Game 2 of the NLDS vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers on Oct. 4, 2019.Listen to The Daily Article Podcast, then subscribe. Note from Dr. Jim Denison: I am grateful to my son, Ryan Denison, for writing The Daily Article this week while I am traveling. Ryan is a...
SUBSCRIBE TODAY:iTunes • RSS • Stitcher • TuneIn Radio • Google Play • Spotify Today Thom and Mark answer a second round of listener-submitted questions. Answers include advice on staying humble, encouraging others, adjusting expectations, and the importance of corporate worship. This episode is helpful for any pastor trying to make Kingdom impact. From Johnathan:I pastor...
John MacArthur, Grace to You. Beth Moore, Living Proof Ministries.Listen to The Daily Article Podcast, then subscribe. Note from Dr. Jim Denison: I am grateful to my son, Ryan Denison, for writing The Daily Article this week while I am traveling. Ryan is a graduate of Baylor University and Truett Seminary and is completing...
By Thom S. Rainer The most common place pastors hear one of these three sentences is right before they preach or right after they preach. Of course, the prayerful focus on their message is detoured and distracted immediately. Frankly, I don’t see how most pastors make it to their sermons when...
Listen to The Daily Article Podcast, then subscribe. Note from Dr. Jim Denison: I am grateful to my son, Ryan Denison, for writing The Daily Article this week while I am traveling. Ryan is a graduate of Baylor University and Truett Seminary and is completing his doctoral dissertation in church history...
Podcast Episode #583 SUBSCRIBE:iTunes • RSS • Stitcher • TuneIn Radio • Google Play • iHeart Radio • Spotify Does your welcoming ministry feel stale and stagnant? In today’s episode, Thom and Sam discuss four reasons why churches become less welcoming. Every ministry can get in a rut or routine. Listen in on...
The issue of women serving as church leaders is either a very easy or a very difficult question. Some think that the Bible categorically forbids this recognition, while others argue for equal leadership rights for both genders regardless of what the Bible might teach on the subject. But many of us...
Location: Fitchburg, Massachusetts Pastor: Tim Robinson Weekly Worship: Sunday at 10:15 AM, Eastern Fast Facts:Highland Baptist Church had become a commuter church, with the majority of members living outside the city of Fitchburg and only driving in for service times. They merged with a local church plant in December 2018, and have...
Listen to The Daily Article Podcast, then subscribe. Note from Dr. Jim Denison: I am grateful to my son, Ryan Denison, for writing The Daily Article this week while I am traveling. Ryan is a graduate of Baylor University and Truett Seminary and is completing his doctoral dissertation in church history...
US Attorney General William Barr speaks to Notre Dame Law School students and faculty on Oct. 11, 2019, inside Notre Dame's Eck Hall of Law in South Bend, IN.Listen to The Daily Article Podcast, then subscribe. Attorney General William Barr is making headlines for a speech he delivered at Notre Dame...
Podcast Episode #580 SUBSCRIBE:iTunes • RSS • Stitcher • TuneIn Radio • Google Play • iHeart Radio • Spotify Thom and Sam discuss the possible scenarios in which a staff member can transition into a lead pastor role. The discussion considers several perspectives including the internal candidate, external candidate, and potential impact on...
Montgomery, Alabama, was known as the first capital of the Confederacy in the early Civil War period. Richmond, Virginia, served as the Confederacy’s second capital from 1861 to 1865. Danville, Virginia, was the capital for eight days after Richmond fell. With the election of Steven Reed in Montgomery last week,...
By Thom S. Rainer The research and the post got me in trouble five years ago. So, why am I re-visiting this issue? Over the past few weeks, I have been involved in micro consultations. We bring ten pastors together for one and one-half days of intensive training and practical planning. With...
Location: Yuma, Arizona Pastor: Michael Weiser Weekly Worship: 10:30 a.m., Mountain Time Fast Facts:Greater Hope Community Church is a very small church in the Foothills of Yuma, Arizona. The Pastor has been with the church two years, coming in after a church split, and is seeking to revitalize and grow the church. Pray...
How Extroverted Pastors Overcome Struggles — Sam Rainer Partly because they are more outgoing, I believe extroverted pastors get the benefit of the doubt in leadership—more so than introverted pastors. Many have tackled the subject of how introverts can overcome weaknesses, but I haven’t noticed as much written about extroverted pastors. As...
Turkey is continuing its offensive on Kurdish-held areas of northern Syria this morning. The BBC reports that at least eleven civilians have died while tens of thousands have fled their homes. The offensive began two days ago after President Trump moved American troops out of the area. When the president...
Podcast Episode #579 SUBSCRIBE:iTunes • RSS • Stitcher • TuneIn Radio • Google Play • iHeart Radio • Spotify Eric Roberts joins the podcast today to discuss how to build a worship ministry. Eric has created over 300 free videos to help churches raise up skilled worship leaders. Training through Eric’s ministry, worshiptheking.com,...
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has issued a proclamation declaring today a voluntary “Day of Prayer, Humility, and Fasting.” He explained: “We know that prayer accomplishes much. Prayer strengthens our families and it strengthens our communities. It strengthens our relationship with our neighbors. It strengthens our relationship with God himself.” As...
SUBSCRIBE TODAY:iTunes • RSS • Stitcher • TuneIn Radio • Google Play • Spotify Thom and Mark take time to listen to the listeners. This is the first of a two part series where the listeners provide the content for the podcast. In today’s episode Thom and Mark answer questions about retirement and volunteer placement. Episode...
A Kurdish woman participates in a demonstration outside European Parliament in Brussels on Oct. 9, 2019.When cultural or geopolitical events warrant, we publish website articles intended to explain the issues and offer biblical perspective. In this context, we’ll look today at the escalating conflict in Syria involving Turkey and...
An In-N-Out Burger sign in American Fork, Utah, on July 28, 2019.In-N-Out Burger, founded in 1948, is one of America’s most iconic brands. Buns are still baked with slow-rising dough each morning; the hamburgers are never frozen; heat lamps, microwaves, and freezers are banned from the premises. The recipes...
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