So there we were — six of us seated around the table and enjoying each other’s company. Our distinct looking group began to elicit stares. Our group didn’t look like it should go together. At our table were a Lebanese/Brazilian pastor, a bearded pastor born without arms, a black theologian, a white church planter, a… Continue reading The Sin of Pursuing Sameness
As we sit here on this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we acknowledge the work of a man who did much in the way of bringing about justice for all in this country – regardless of the color of a man’s skin. The work of Dr. King, and so many others, has brought about a… Continue reading Three Challenges to Become a People Of Justice
I can barely fathom that I have been in ministry for more than half of my adult life. I’ve had the amazing opportunity to serve God’s church for 20 years. God has allowed me to sit and watch His Spirit call people from death to life more time than I can count. I’ve watched as… Continue reading More Than Sundays
Raising up leaders is never easy. There always seems to be a demand to raise up leaders now or the push to find the right guys to put in place for the future. Then once you find the right person, what do you do to get them to a place where they are prepared for… Continue reading Making Leaders = Making Disciples
There's a lack of evangelism in the church - especially in the American church - these days. In a recent podcast interview (clip below) with Charlotte Awake, I talked about one of the root causes of this and the steps we can take to remedy this evangelism void.
In the past 17 years I have had the opportunity to lead some amazing teams - both within the church as a student pastor and outside of the church in various para-church organizations. While I am certainly no expert with a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, I have learned quite a bit about leading people and… Continue reading Leadership Lessons – Clarity is the Key
But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. ~ Hebrews 3:13 We see in Hebrews a clear mandate in Scripture for the church to come around one another and find ways to push one another in the right direction. But… Continue reading 5 Ways To Be The Encourager God Wants You To Be
So we've all had the moment when from the pulpit or on Wednesday night youth, where we've said something entirely accidental but utterly awkward & hilarious. We've all been in this guy's shoes. Watch, laugh and know you're not alone.