For the past television season we have been drawn into a drama that, from the beginning, I knew was destined to fail. Awake had too shallow a story line that had no ability to carry for more than a couple seasons. Last night after one season the show was cancelled. At the end of the [...]
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Something was said to me by one of my mentors when I was in the middle of a troubling moment of ministry and it has stuck with me all this time. We were trying to determine if transitioning from where we were to a new place was right of it we were just running away [...]
Todays post is on a topic I learned quickly in my ministry life, and one that when the rule is not observed can lead to some very troubling moments. Young leaders, always check your stories for truth and never use personal stories of those in your audience without permission.
I’m excited today to have a guest post from Matthew Fry. His bio and a link to his blog are at the bottom of the post, head over there and check out some of his posts, general wisdom flows often from his writing. Matthew takes the opportunity to speak to us today about some of [...]
This week I want to take some time and discuss some of the issues we experience in church leadership, specifically from the view of a young pastor. If you in anyway can relate to the points we cover, please let us know how you are doing, what steps you take to walk through them and [...]
That title has to be one of the most structurally unsound I have ever made. The word ‘allower’. It’s not a word, my spell check is screaming at me with red lines, taunting me with the imaginary cries of ‘please click on me, I want to be right, I need to be fixed, help me……’ [...]
If you are in any form of leadership, you most likely have been to a few staff meetings. They may be weekly or monthly and in some bizarre cases annually. But they take place. The function of these meetings takes many forms and far too often they never take the correct form.
I had a great coffee moment last night with one of the teenagers from our youth ministry. At the end of the meeting the comment was made: I am excited for the discipleship program, I actually want to spend more time with God. But it was a random paragraph in the evening that has me [...]
In our youth ministry we are gearing up to launch into a discipleship program in the new year. About 6 weeks ago I shared a message about the discipline of making disciples. It got me thinking, who is following me, or more importantly, who am I making them into?
On Sunday I am sharing a message about living life on purpose, from a faith based perspective.