Podcasts are easy to start (and relatively inexpensive to create and maintain), but they are not for everyone.
The bottom line is that healthy churches are led by healthy leaders who love God with all of their heart, soul, mind and strength. And their neighbors like they love themselves.
The place we had excitedly moved to, where we purchased our first home, among whom we felt called to love, serve, and pour our lives into seemed to be rejecting us.
Last month, two young football players helped us all see how everyone contributes to victory, even from the bench.
The new bi-vocational pastor is similar to the traditional bi-vocational pastor with some key differences.
There is no way we can altogether control being impressed or intimidated by people, we can avoid being manipulated by them.
Although there are a handful of armor-bearers in the Bible, there is no consistent or clear job description.
Rural settings, it was sometimes implied, is where pastors who aren’t quite ready for prime time go to learn the trade a little more.
A divided attention span slows down our reaction time and leads to dangerous relationship erosion at best, and relationship fatalities at worst.
The goal isn’t a perfect church. It’s imperfect people worshiping the perfect Savior.