I think the two hardest times to remain authentic as a leader are either in times of great success or in times of great trials. When I find great success I’ll cover that topic (lol), for now I am learning that life and ministry can get very hard. Several years ago, shortly after the birth […]Read more "Authenticity in the Dark Seasons"
As Spiritual Leaders we understand that we are “Triune Beings”—spirit, soul and body. We seem to do well with the spirit and body. The soul however we often minimize, overlook, and neglect its needs. The soul is our heart, our will, feelings, and emotions. There are many illustrations throughout the Bible of those with weary, […]Read more "Refreshing Your Soul"
I sat down shortly after 9:00 a.m. in the Pastor’s office. I was “a” pastor at the time, but I was not “the” pastor. The previous Sunday was BGMC Day, and as the Children’s Pastor I had been given a window in the service. I had come up with the brilliant idea of having men […]Read more "Everyone Needs A Paul"
In a world of increasing disconnectedness and declining numbers in vocational ministry, it should not come as a surprise that the relational dynamics of ministry are being revisited. Loneliness and lack of meaningful friendships are often highlighted as significant factors of pastoral discouragement. An old adage says, “If you want a friend, you have to […]Read more "Be A Barnabas"
Ministry provides many opportunities for fulfillment. One of the most fulfilling opportunities is found in the realm of mentoring. Although the word mentoring is not found in the Bible, it is a principle exemplified throughout Scripture. Mentoring relationships are like that of Jesus and the twelve disciples, Elijah and Elisha, or Paul and Timothy. These […]Read more "Have You Found Your Timothy?"