Some things you probably shouldn’t tweet

There are some things that would be better left un-twittered. I recently saw a tweet extolling the virtues of the tweeters current boss. Something like this: “So refreshing to work under wise Godly leadership.” My first thought was: “That’s true. It’s great to work in a life giving environment.” I knew the pastor he was […]

You’d better plan to fail

When I saw the water leaking from the ceiling in our main floor bathroom – leaving ugly yellow stains and buckled sheetrock tape in its wake – I knew I’d made a serious error in judgement ten years prior: I hadn’t planned to fail. Sure enough, upon further inspection, the washing machine in the laundry […]

Why do I feel this way on the day after Easter?

As a pastor, you have a variety of emotions on the day after Easter. Since this is my 25th Easter (we’ll celebrate that later this year), I’ve experienced all of them at one time or another – sometimes all on the same Monday. Sometimes you feel… Delirious – The service went great, or your neighbor […]

Guest Blogger: Shawn Lovejoy

Church Busy-ness Churches are busy—and proud of it, aren’t we? We love to boast about all we’re doing: whether it be on the Web, in worship guides, or even billboards. We’re often proud of “all we offer” to our community. One church I know of has boasted “over 152 ministries for you and your family.” Most of us […]

How Jesus spotted a leader in a short little crook

Recently I was reading the story of Jesus confrontation with Zaccheaus and I noticed at least 10 principles that apply to all of us when choosing leaders to help us in our work. First the story: Jesus entered Jericho and made his way through the town. There was a man there named Zacchaeus. He was […]

The Seasons of Ministry and Harvest time (AUDIO)

With Church life there are seasons. There are seasons of of harvest and there are seasons of rest. During seasons of harvest the enemy would want to distract, divide and discourage in order to keep us from seeing God use us. This is an excerpt from a leadership talk I gave to the staff at […]