Church leaders everywhere are called by God through the Scriptures to build and expand the church, making disciples in every nation, people, tribe and tongue. It is a huge task that no single pastor or church leader can do alone, and certainly not without God’s guidance and constant prayer. There is a wide variety of… Continue Reading »
One of my favorite parts of parenting is our bedtime routine – the cuddles, reading a story and prayer time. I enjoy the simplicity of those prayers and the way I get to hear my children’s hearts, but I realize that my own prayers for my children need to go far beyond ‘God bless so… Continue Reading »
I had breakfast with a professor of Church and Ministry Leadership the other day. He’s living the dream. Besides his work at the seminary investing in young leaders, he spends time working with churches, missions agencies and denominations around the world. He told me something we all know. He said everyone leading churches believes in… Continue Reading »
Lent, Holy Week and Easter are a time of contemplation and reflection. This season can also be used for fasting or denying ourselves, or the opposite, adding a new discipline to our lives. Lent is the six weeks before Easter, during which many people of faith prepare their hearts for the Holy Week through these… Continue Reading »
Happy Easter! Whether you’re a church Pastor, directing a ministry, or simply a volunteer, you most likely don’t have too much time during your day to keep up with what’s being written or discussed around key ministry topics like developing discipleship, increasing participation or building stronger church community. But, that’s OK! Because every week, we’ll… Continue Reading »
I recently collected some ideas on how those who work for the church can support the senior pastor every day, not just during Pastor Appreciation month. When I started seeking out thoughts and inspiration for the post, I found I had more than just one post’s worth! Here’s part 2 of my post, How to… Continue Reading »
I remember the days when I was on church staff and if you’re anything like me it wasn’t uncommon to periodically find myself feeling overwhelmed, and perhaps even a bit discouraged. Not because I didn’t like what I was doing but because some of my projects and/or workload seemed like I was making absolutely no progress.