24 Books Every Church Leader Should Own

I’m sort of a geek when it comes to books.  Since moving to PNG, I’ve slowed down on buying books, but a quick estimate confirms that I have around 500 ministry/theology/Bible study related books.  By contrast, I have about 25 personal finance books. The ultimate irony of this blog is that I spend a lot more time studying topics other than finances.  Most of the time I read theological books - … [Read more...]

10 Ways To Encourage Your Minister Today

Did you know that ministers and church leaders get discouraged? You are the members of churches.  You are the ones that talk about the ministry with a sense of awe and appreciation. They are the minister, pastors, clergy, and church leaders. They often feel discouraged and unappreciated. Here is what they say: Is this the ministry?  To be misunderstood, unappreciated, alone, and … [Read more...]

Church Parsonage | Should A Minister Buy A Home?

A very important decision that many ministers and pastors will face is making the decision between purchasing their own home and staying in a church owned parsonage.  In a previous generation, a church parsonage was the common way to house a church minister.  However, there are fewer and fewer churches that offer a parsonage as part of their compensation.  It is impossible to fully account for a … [Read more...]