Continuing the Legacy and Influence of Francis Schaeffer with New Research
and Findings. Equipping Pastors, Churches and You!

Monthly Leadership Article

 

Introduction to the Leadership Themes from the Gospels

We may need to rediscover what Christ calls us to when we lead and manage His Church.

 

The Call to Shepherd 

How does God want you to treat His children?

Dwelling in Christ

Where and how is your dwell? In your churches?

The Call to Teach

Do you know what you teach, do you teach what you know?

 

See the entire series here: /Leadership-from-the-Gospels


Research Highlights

 

Statistics on Pastors: 2016 Update

Research on the Happenings in Pastors' Personal and Church Lives.

So, what is going on with today's servants of the Church?

Since first studying pastors in the late 80's, we are seeing significant shifts in the last 20 years on how pastors view their calling and how churches treat them.

 

What are the biggest challenges pastors face in their church? 45% are Volunteers and Change! 

Pastors are facing the same challenges, since the Early Church. We found when pastors realize they are a shepherd, God's commissioned leader, stress goes way down. Our Guide is Jesus, the Holy One who gently leads us and guides His leaders to care for His flock, the Church. Consider that Jesus comes to us as the Good Shepherd, as we have all gone astray; He brings us back to His fold (Psalm 23; 79:13, 95:7, 80:1, 100:3; Isaiah 40:11; 53:6; Matthew 14: 13-21; John 10:11; Acts 20:28; Heb. 13:20; James 5: 19-20).

 

PDF Report with graphs and insights:

http://files.stablerack.com/webfiles/71795/pastorsstatWP2016.pdf

 

News

 

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Scripture of the Day

 

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Leading the Church

Leading the Church

Are there any hidden codes in the Bible?
One of the foundational qualities of the Bible is its clarity (sometimes called perspicuity). That means Scripture's main teachings are plain enough to be understood without the need of special expertise or church-sanctioned interpretations. (3/7/2008)

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Effective Leadership

Effective Leadership

God Keeps His Promises!
Matthew 1:1-17, As Jesus comes in the world via His incarnation, His incarnation needs to come into us the leader. Christian leadership is all about operating in and by Christ, being His Hands and Feet with His precepts! (1/30/2008)

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Discipleship

Discipleship

The Character of Self-Control
Self-Control is allowing God to be in control of your will and heart (1/29/2008)

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Bible Research

Bible Research

The Problem of Eisegesis
Do you read from the Bible or read into the Bible? Do you know the difference? How is the Bible delved into by your eyes, mind, and church? Do you seek to read into it what you want? Or, do you seek to glean what God actually has for you and the people He has called you to teach and reach? Are the views you have based on hard evidence and careful biblical study? Or, do you just take for granted what a favorite mentor or teacher or theological position has to say? (7/13/2010)

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