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

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Speak Truth! Ephesians 4: 7-16

We prepare God's people! The purpose of any worker in the church is to build up the people for service…>

 

Be Kind! Ephesians 4:17-32

As leaders in Christ's Body, we must be morally true. We must have a deep penetrating desire for real Truth and teach…>

 

Lead Worthy! Ephesians 5:1-7

The Christian leader is called to model and inspire gentleness, love, empathy, compassion—and, out of these, will flow forgiveness.

 

Paul's Guide to Leading and Managing a Church

Introduction to the 'Effective Leadership from Ephesians' series. A Look at some of the calls and precepts from Paul's in Ephesians applied to leading and managing a church.

 

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

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.

 

How consistent has the church treated their pastor? 88% Are Treated Well!

Pastors are more appreciated than ever! When we first started to do these studies in the late 80's through 2000, we saw many pastors broken, depressed, and very few satisfied. We were the hired hands, and churches either overly adored and fixated on their pastor or, in most cases, were treated terribly. We see there have been great strides within the church leaderships, denominational managements and realistic job descriptions and expectations. This, along with many organizations sounding the alarm, pastors are in a better place now, than ever before.

 

PDF Report with graphs and insights:

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

 

News

 

We have an entirely new website; months of undertaking from many dedicated people. And we are still working on it. Over one thousand Biblical, practical and well-researched articles and curriculums, all for you to use to build a better church for our Lord's glory! 

 

Scripture of the Day

 

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Leading the Church

Leading the Church

Spiritual Gifts Session Two
Understanding the Importance of Spiritual Gifts! Spiritual Gifts are alive and well both in the Church and in the world. They are not from a bygone era or only for certain Denominations or individuals; they are for you and your church! (1/15/2008)

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Effective Leadership

Effective Leadership

Do Not Allow Divisions! Ephesians 2:14-22
We are God's living stones, so let's live it! Remember, God is also our Peace. Nothing will destroy a church or ministry quicker than when peace is absent, because strife, competition, dissension, power plays, personal agendas and gossip will take root, all of which eventually lead to divisions in a church (Rom.13: 13; Gal. 5:19-20). (9/20/2016)

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Discipleship

Discipleship

The Character of Tolerance
Is the recognizing and respecting of others. (1/30/2008)

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Bible Research

Bible Research

THE CHART
Here is the Bible Reading Chart for using the Inductive Bible Study method. Here you can write down and record all of your observations, what your have learned, your questions, and even make a commitment on what you will do with the information from God's most precious Word! Feel free to make copies of this for your personal use; more are available in our book, Into Thy Word! (3/6/2008)

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