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Leadership in a post-Covid world

Leadership in a post-Covid world

Coming out of Covid, most church leaders are wrestling with how to do ministry in a new world. Covid changed everything, and it happened in a time that was already tumultuous—Black Lives Matter, the transgender debate, abortion rights, economic upheaval, etc. To say...

Monday through Saturday

Monday through Saturday

At a conference for church leaders where I was invited to teach, I was captivated by a message delivered at that same event by Pastor Ben Cachiaras from Mountain Christian Church in Baltimore. Ben said that serving is the new apologetic. In my years sitting at...

A Prayer for Church Leaders

A Prayer for Church Leaders

“Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them— not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve.” 1 PETER 5 :2 Recite God's Goodness You, Jesus, are the head of Your...

Five Reasons Surrender Should Be a Part of Every Leader’s Vocabulary

Five Reasons Surrender Should Be a Part of Every Leader’s Vocabulary

Surrender is far from a widely embraced concept in our culture today. Surrender is the opposite of the independent “I can do it” attitude plaguing modern day society. In whatever capacity you lead in your church, we’re all called to let God lead the way when it comes...

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...

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...

When Narcissism Comes to Church

When Narcissism Comes to Church

Pastor Resources · Pastor Resources - Narcissism   The beloved priest-psychologist Henri Nouwen wasn’t trying to define narcissism, but he might as well have been, when he wrote: The long painful history of the Church is the history of people ever and again tempted to...

Glorious Finish

Glorious Finish

  We are witnessing endless accounts of leaders who have received the flag of disqualification, raised the white flag of premature surrender, or thrown in the towel because of debilitating discouragement. No doubt, the complexities of modern ministry, the onslaught of...

Leadership in a post-Covid world

Leadership in a post-Covid world

Coming out of Covid, most church leaders are wrestling with how to do ministry in a new world. Covid changed everything, and it happened in a time that was already tumultuous—Black Lives Matter, the transgender debate, abortion rights, economic upheaval, etc. To say...

Monday through Saturday

Monday through Saturday

At a conference for church leaders where I was invited to teach, I was captivated by a message delivered at that same event by Pastor Ben Cachiaras from Mountain Christian Church in Baltimore. Ben said that serving is the new apologetic. In my years sitting at...

A Prayer for Church Leaders

A Prayer for Church Leaders

“Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them— not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve.” 1 PETER 5 :2 Recite God's Goodness You, Jesus, are the head of Your...

Five Reasons Surrender Should Be a Part of Every Leader’s Vocabulary

Five Reasons Surrender Should Be a Part of Every Leader’s Vocabulary

Surrender is far from a widely embraced concept in our culture today. Surrender is the opposite of the independent “I can do it” attitude plaguing modern day society. In whatever capacity you lead in your church, we’re all called to let God lead the way when it comes...

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...

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...

When Narcissism Comes to Church

When Narcissism Comes to Church

Pastor Resources · Pastor Resources - Narcissism   The beloved priest-psychologist Henri Nouwen wasn’t trying to define narcissism, but he might as well have been, when he wrote: The long painful history of the Church is the history of people ever and again tempted to...

Glorious Finish

Glorious Finish

  We are witnessing endless accounts of leaders who have received the flag of disqualification, raised the white flag of premature surrender, or thrown in the towel because of debilitating discouragement. No doubt, the complexities of modern ministry, the onslaught of...

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