But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 14:05

5 Ways to Last 20 Years in the Same Church

Written by Mike Ayers

In January, I begin my twenty-fourth year as founding and current pastor of my church here in northwest Houston.

Statistics reveal that lasting this long in one church is rare. Thom Rainer and George Barna state that a pastor’s average tenure in a local church is about four years.[1] Rainer...

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