Gospel Relevance

Gospel-Centered Resources For The Gospel-Driven Life

Daddy’s at Work, Not Church 

I believe I got the idea from R. Kent Hughes. Whenever I’m getting ready to go to a ministry function in the evening or whenever I’m leaving the door to head to our building to preach, we tell our kiddo: “daddy’s going to work.” We

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Why It’s Hard for Churches to Adjust to a New Pastor

In my latest article for The Gospel Coalition, I aim to help pastors adjust well to their new church. In this article, I aim to address why it may be hard for a church to adjust to a new pastor. Pastors, after all, sometimes speak

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Why Plant Churches in Cities?

We need churches everywhere people are, so that means we need churches in cities, suburbs, villages, towns, and rural areas. But planting church-planting churches in cities seems to be a distinctly strategic approach to fulfilling the great commission. Why? In his excellent book Center Church:

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Pastor, Pay Careful Attention

One of my favorite Bible verses that deals with pastoral ministry is Acts 20:28: “Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his

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How to Land Employment in the Local Church: A Brief Overview

Introduction: Set the Proper Foundation Don’t reinvent yourself; re-identify with Christ. Culture celebrates becoming whoever you want to be. This reinventing, however, is often done in an idolatrous way. God gives us major life transitions not for personal reinvention but rather to re-identify with who

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