Resources on Church Leadership

Dads in the Church

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There is no moment in our lives when we don’t need fresh manna taught from the Word of God to fill our souls, especially in the context of the local church. In this message from Titus 2:1-10, Pastor Ritch exhorts men of every age to stay engaged and connected into the work of the local church and leading their homes and communities to walk in accordance with the Scripture.

The Shepherd’s Authority

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In this message from Deuteronomy 31, Dr. Daniel Bennett (Senior Pastor of Bethany Community Church in Washington, Illinois) teaches about the limited, temporary and fragile nature of the authority given to church shepherds, and the God-honoring example Moses offers for church leaders today.

Moms in the Church

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Pursuing godliness calls us to take responsibility for the spiritual support, encouragement and improvement of others in our local church. In this message from Titus 2:1-8, Pastor Ritch explains the Biblical call to mothers in the local church to commit to serving women in the church.

Stirring Up Love through Honor

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God gives church members a sacred responsibility to stir up love in the church through honoring those who lead them. In this message, Pastor Ritch teaches from I Thessalonians 5:12-13, about the call to strengthen the local church by supporting and honoring those called to shepherd it.

Stirring Up Love through Shepherding

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Every church is still in process of becoming what it one day will be. Our Lord Jesus created her, gifts her, leads her, builds her, blesses her and will ultimately perfect her. And He has given spiritual leaders a sacred responsibility to stir up love in the church through shepherding God’s people.

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Digging for Diamonds: Thoughts on Exalting Christ through Proper Bible Interpretation

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In this message, Pastor Josh Beakley speaks to the leadership team during a training lunch for Bethany’s Women’s Ministries and Ladies Bible Studies.

The Strike: Unveiling God’s Holiness

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When faced with the holiness of God our sinful minds can lure us into self-righteousness, believing that God needs our help to accomplish His plans and will upon the earth.

Hallelujah! A Leader Worth Trusting

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Christians are often quick to place their trust in saviors that offer to hope of salvation. In this message, Pastor Josh Beakley teaches the ancient call to worship found in Psalm 146, and the strength it holds for our faith today.

Midweek Class, Lesson 1 of 6

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Let Us Listen to God Together

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While not all are called to serve as pastors, all believers are given the privilege to share God’s Word with others. In this message from 2 Timothy 4:1-8, Pastor Ritch teaches about the importance of listening to the Word of God with the gathered church and how it prepares us to share the Word of God with others.