What Not to Do: Top 10 Résumé Mistakes from My Recent Children’s Minister Search

You can tell a lot about someone by their résumé. This is something I learned by looking at almost one hundred of them for my church’s search for a new children’s minister. (By the way, God sent us someone, and he is awesome.) A couple were great. A few were good. But many of them […]

Make Your Next Pastoral Hire a Good One

An open church position poses an opportunity for your ministry to move forward or go backward. Despite relentless interviews and prayer, you never really know which way it will go until the new person is in the role, off and running (or crawling, as the case may be). How can you know if you are […]

10 Questions with Barnabas Piper on His New Book “The Pastor’s Kid”

Today Barnabas Piper’s book The Pastor’s Kid: Finding Your Own Faith and Identity is being released. Being the son of John Piper (who wrote the forward), he draws on his own experience of growing up as a PK. Pastors who want to raise their kids as best as they can will benefit immensely. Barnabas provides several quotes from […]

10 Questions You Better be Ready to Answer at a Pastoral Interview

A reader emailed me today to let me know that the articles here have been a big help to him as he finishes seminary and prepares to candidate at a church in a couple weeks. It reminded me of an article I read a year ago by R.C. Sproul entitled “10 Important Things to Ask […]