Jan 17

How to leave your church

The current generation is not brand-loyal and will often drive past many churches in their community to find the one that “meet their needs“–as if that is the reason you attend a church– and as such the pressure on pastors and leaders to perform became greater. Continue reading

Dec 30

God still heals cancer…

16 years ago, a young boy in my parents church in Gastonia, NC developed a life-threatening cancer.  His mother was a godly single mom who loved God and Brandon was her only child.  The diagnosis was devastating and the thought … Continue reading

Oct 28

Leadership lessons I’ve learned…@ bananas!

I’ve been in leadership at my local church, in state and territorial offices and within my denomination since I was 14 (38 years). In those years, like all leaders I have gleaned tons of good advice and learned many valuable … Continue reading

Oct 13

5 Questions for your ministry moving forward

Bill Isaacs applies some contemporary social technologies to Christian ministry. Does your ministry: 1) Effortless sign up 2) Emphasize people 3) Generates content 4) Invites Partnerships 5) Mobile device friendly. Continue reading

Aug 25

What scares the devil most about you…

We might wish our lives were predictable and manageable, defined within clearly identifiable boundaries and absent the unexpected or unplanned-for moments that create our anxiety and fear. It is fun to live life with the wind at your back…to feel … Continue reading

Jul 08

Every church should embrace technology

These are exciting days for ministry.  When I consider the possibilities God has provided for me to serve Him on relation to the Great Commission, I consider these unique to my generation(s): Websites Every church needs a website.  They can … Continue reading

Feb 16

Can you believe I don’t have 10 unbelieving friends?

During the late fall of 2008, God began to nudge my heart for a new passion for evangelism. In prayer, I felt strongly convicted that my own preaching had become too “general” and not focused on pointing the unbeliever to … Continue reading

Feb 13

5 Trends Shaping the American Church…Revisted

Len Sweet gave a talk at Catalyst Labs last year that I saved to mp3 and have listened to often. He listed the following trends which are likely to shape the USA church in coming years… Small is the new … Continue reading

Oct 23

Pastoral success…

As a pastor, how do you measure SUCCESS? Is success measured in the number of attenders at your church this Sunday? Is success measured by the financial statement of this month’s receipts? Is success measured by the lack of infighting, … Continue reading