Pastors Edge Blog
Welcome to the Pastors Edge Blog. Here, you will find insights developed from years of pastoral experience and tips derived from decades of trial and error. Our goal is to encourage you as a pastor and help you with your day-to-day ministry.
Many of these articles are written by our Senior Pastor, Dr. James Merritt, but we also have insightful writings from other ministers currently serving the church. If you have a topic you’d like us write about, by all means contact us today.
Feel free to reach out to us at anytime. We’re here to help you as much as we can. Thank you for stopping by, and May God bless you and your ministry!
When I began my years at Southern Seminary I had an Old Testament professor by the name of Dr. Page Kelly. In the very first class he began to talk about a filing system. I didn’t know what a filing system was, but he said something that made me want to have one as quickly […]
Just before Easter in 2007, I cozied up on my couch to watch James Cameron’s highly publicized Discovery Channel documentary, The Lost Tomb of Jesus. The makers of the film claimed that in 1980 an Israeli construction crew had uncovered the remains of Jesus Christ and his family outside of Jerusalem. The lynchpin of the […]
Often we assume that the pastor is the go-to person for counseling in the church. After all he likely possesses the most biblical knowledge in the congregation since he teaches from the pulpit each week. Naturally if you have a life issue you are dealing with, it’s a good idea to sit down with the […]
The most important thing that occurs when churches gather for corporate worship is Bible teaching. Other elements lead up to this time, and our understanding of and obedience to the Word is the result of the cycle of revelation and response of corporate worship. Communications and other secondary church ministries can creatively support the Sunday […]
There’s one piece of technology that can get between the pastor and his congregation and either make or break the teaching time, and that’s the sound system. The pastor’s interface with the sound system is the microphone and the sound person. Now, as someone who has worked with many great technical ministry teams over the […]
A sermon should be a balance between teaching and application. Your giftedness as a preacher often will lean toward one or the other. Also, over time, a pastor’s emphasis in his teaching will also shift. Many pastors begin their careers teaching Scripture with little application, only to move more toward emphasizing application in their later […]