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Have You Lost Your Passion?

Being in ministry can be brutal. It’s a marathon and not a sprint. It’s been said that being a pastor is death by a thousand cuts.  Most pastors jump into ministry idealistically wanting to [...]

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Why Being Offended Destroys Productivity: Part 3

This is part 3 of a 3 part series. To read part 1 click here. To Read part 2 click here. Being offended is natural, but how you respond to an offense doesn’t have to be. It’s natural to let [...]

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Why Being Offended Destroys Productivity: Part 2

This is part two of three part series. To read part one click here. Being offended does little to change others, but it impacts us majorly. That is when we get offended our stress and blood [...]

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Why Being Offended Destroys Productivity: Part 1

Everybody gets offended. Everybody gets offended, but should we? Now, this is a bigger question than this post can tackle. I’m convinced Christians should be the least offendable people around. [...]

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Preach This To Change The Church Culture

It’s been famously said that culture eats strategy for lunch. Your church has a culture whether you are intentional or not. Do people show up late to services? That’s a culture. Do people [...]

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Why Not You?

“Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and [...]

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Summer Reading List

Summer is a great time to refresh, grow, and regroup. I’m not sure how you feel about it, but I’ve had to re-program my brain when it comes to learning. For one, I struggled with wanting to read. [...]

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Why Nobody is Applying Your Sermons

I’ll never forget how defeated I felt when I had just finished a sermon series on healthy relationships. The final sermon in the series was on Matthew 18 and how Jesus wants us to handle [...]

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Three Ideas to Make Being On a Church Staff Easier

It can be so frustrating to be on a church staff. The pay is often not great, the hours can be long, and because we work with people — we are prone to suffer some emotional wounds. If you are [...]

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Undo Discouragement

As a pastor, it can be easy to become discouraged. There are often people that are unhappy. The criticism is often directed at you. It stings because what we do is personal. When someone leaves a [...]