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A Love Letter to the Church from and Autistic Pastor

A Love Letter to the Church from and Autistic Pastor

Pastor Resources · A Love Letter to the Church from and Autistic Pastor   Adaptation from Disability and the Church by Lamar Hardwick Adapted from The Introduction, “A Love Letter to the Church from and Autistic Pastor” I have learned from responses to my autism...

… of the Day Emails

… of the Day Emails

So, you want to write a “Meditation of the Day”, a daily reflection on a Scripture verse or spiritual thought. Very laudable—potentially very useful and beneficial—an excellent idea if you are writing a book. But if you want to send it to your friends and congregation...

Holes in Our Fences: Why Preventative Measures Sometimes Fail

Holes in Our Fences: Why Preventative Measures Sometimes Fail

A couple of summer’s ago, my wife and I discovered that some skunks were living under the porch of our house. We awoke one morning to the nose-pinching smell of a skunk’s spray permeating our home, called a pest control company, and waited a week or two for the...

It’s Time to Think About Your Mission, Vision, and Strategy

It’s Time to Think About Your Mission, Vision, and Strategy

Pastor Resources · It’s Time to Think About Your Mission, Vision, and Strategy Defining each one can help your church make a greater impact I learned to drive before smartphones with GPS were commonplace.  If I wanted to go somewhere new, I needed to do a little...

A Solution for Pastors who Feel Overwhelmed

A Solution for Pastors who Feel Overwhelmed

Pastor Resources · A Solution For Pastors Who Feel Overwhelmed Earlier this year I began a mastermind group with other small-town pastors, and even though I’m teaching and facilitating the group, I feel like I’m learning just as much as they are. One of the biggest...

How to Debate the Bible—and Win

How to Debate the Bible—and Win

Pastor Resources · How To Debate Most often, when we debate the Bible, we make secondary things primary. When we love our opinions, perspectives, or judgments at the expense of loving people, we are at risk for not loving people at all. C. S. Lewis put it like this,...

Wherever, Whatever

Wherever, Whatever

Pastor Resources · Wherever, Whatever When I first gave my life to Jesus, I remember saying to him, “Wherever you want me, whatever you want, however and whenever you want it—I am all yours.” Honestly, I think that kind of response is just what love, in fact, does. If...

Leading: What’s a Leader to Do?

Leading: What’s a Leader to Do?

Pastor Resources · Leading: What’s a Leader to Do? Let’s just put it out there: the word evangelism is usually a turnoff—and not only to non-Christians. I’ve taught classes on evangelism to undergraduate and graduate students at three Christian colleges, and I’ve seen...

Leading the Church

Leading the Church

Pastor Resources · Leading In The Church   I have been disappointed by how many church leaders avoid having crucial conversations as if they were the bubonic plague. Instead, they believe the innuendos, reasoning, and deductions they’ve never investigated but...

Mastering the “Art” of Church Communications

Mastering the “Art” of Church Communications

Pastor Resources · Mastering The Art Of Church Communications   To communicate effectively, church leaders need to use precise, carefully chosen messages with accurate and complete details. Words are certainly a key component, but they’re just part of the equation....

A Love Letter to the Church from and Autistic Pastor

A Love Letter to the Church from and Autistic Pastor

Pastor Resources · A Love Letter to the Church from and Autistic Pastor   Adaptation from Disability and the Church by Lamar Hardwick Adapted from The Introduction, “A Love Letter to the Church from and Autistic Pastor” I have learned from responses to my autism...

… of the Day Emails

… of the Day Emails

So, you want to write a “Meditation of the Day”, a daily reflection on a Scripture verse or spiritual thought. Very laudable—potentially very useful and beneficial—an excellent idea if you are writing a book. But if you want to send it to your friends and congregation...

Holes in Our Fences: Why Preventative Measures Sometimes Fail

Holes in Our Fences: Why Preventative Measures Sometimes Fail

A couple of summer’s ago, my wife and I discovered that some skunks were living under the porch of our house. We awoke one morning to the nose-pinching smell of a skunk’s spray permeating our home, called a pest control company, and waited a week or two for the...

It’s Time to Think About Your Mission, Vision, and Strategy

It’s Time to Think About Your Mission, Vision, and Strategy

Pastor Resources · It’s Time to Think About Your Mission, Vision, and Strategy Defining each one can help your church make a greater impact I learned to drive before smartphones with GPS were commonplace.  If I wanted to go somewhere new, I needed to do a little...

A Solution for Pastors who Feel Overwhelmed

A Solution for Pastors who Feel Overwhelmed

Pastor Resources · A Solution For Pastors Who Feel Overwhelmed Earlier this year I began a mastermind group with other small-town pastors, and even though I’m teaching and facilitating the group, I feel like I’m learning just as much as they are. One of the biggest...

How to Debate the Bible—and Win

How to Debate the Bible—and Win

Pastor Resources · How To Debate Most often, when we debate the Bible, we make secondary things primary. When we love our opinions, perspectives, or judgments at the expense of loving people, we are at risk for not loving people at all. C. S. Lewis put it like this,...

Wherever, Whatever

Wherever, Whatever

Pastor Resources · Wherever, Whatever When I first gave my life to Jesus, I remember saying to him, “Wherever you want me, whatever you want, however and whenever you want it—I am all yours.” Honestly, I think that kind of response is just what love, in fact, does. If...

Leading: What’s a Leader to Do?

Leading: What’s a Leader to Do?

Pastor Resources · Leading: What’s a Leader to Do? Let’s just put it out there: the word evangelism is usually a turnoff—and not only to non-Christians. I’ve taught classes on evangelism to undergraduate and graduate students at three Christian colleges, and I’ve seen...

Leading the Church

Leading the Church

Pastor Resources · Leading In The Church   I have been disappointed by how many church leaders avoid having crucial conversations as if they were the bubonic plague. Instead, they believe the innuendos, reasoning, and deductions they’ve never investigated but...

Mastering the “Art” of Church Communications

Mastering the “Art” of Church Communications

Pastor Resources · Mastering The Art Of Church Communications   To communicate effectively, church leaders need to use precise, carefully chosen messages with accurate and complete details. Words are certainly a key component, but they’re just part of the equation....

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