You Are What You Measure…In Missions

You Are What You Measure…In Missions

Do you like statistics and measuring metrics? Pastors everywhere love numbers, right? Are super inflated ones the best kind? Tongue-in-cheek, everyone knows that pastors get a bad rap for wanting to measure, measure and count, count and grow, grow. While acknowledging...
Alone, So You Wouldn’t Be

Alone, So You Wouldn’t Be

The most tragic reality of last Easter and too many other Easters is that so many people spend holidays like this alone, with no human connection; 2020 was agonizing because it brought funerals where loved ones couldn’t gather to mourn loss, empty bedsides where those...
How to Memorize Scripture by Accident

How to Memorize Scripture by Accident

Full disclosure: You can’t memorize Scripture by accident; it does take effort. But if you put these following steps into practice, you will discover that it’s a lot easier than you think. These are the steps that I use to memorize Scripture, so I know they work and...
Feeding the Virtual Flock

Feeding the Virtual Flock

Church emails can be a real blessing, communicating encouragement, concerns, information about the activities of the church body, service schedules and details, links to online services and classes, expectations for the future, and even teaching—a wide variety of...
Max Lucado: Give Your Fears to the Father

Max Lucado: Give Your Fears to the Father

Are you struggling with fear today? Is it the pandemic, a job, food, something else? Are you seeing the size of your worries and not the size of your Savior? I think I can point you in a direction that might help you right-size your fear. I’d like to start with a long...
What About Stewardship?

What About Stewardship?

Thoughts from the Back Pew The earth is the LORD’s and all it contains, the world, and those who dwell in it (Psalm 24:1). Everything I have belongs to God. Am I a good steward of the blessings God has given me? What does God desire I do with those gifts? We must be...
PILFERED WHILE WE SLEPT: Sacred Things Being Stolen

PILFERED WHILE WE SLEPT: Sacred Things Being Stolen

Pastor Resources · PILFERED WHILE WE SLEPT: Sacred Things Being Stolen   Pilfer  (intransitive verb) to steal; especially to steal stealthily in small amounts and often again and again. For example, a few grains of wheat in a large sack pilfered by a rodent in...
105 Ways to Follow Jesus

105 Ways to Follow Jesus

Pastor Resources · 105 Ways To Follow Jesus   If you pay close attention while reading the Gospels, you discover that nearly every time Jesus talks with someone, He uses a new approach. He does so for good reason. After all, each individual starts at a different...
How to Memorize Scripture by Accident

How to Memorize Scripture by Accident

  Full disclosure: You can’t memorize Scripture by accident; it does take effort. But if you put these following steps into practice, you will discover that it’s a lot easier than you think. These are the steps that I use to memorize Scripture, so I know they work and...