Oct 14

The “glory world” of spirituality

During my two interruptions in pastoral ministry, I learned a lot about the “insulated leadership” that sometimes happens in churches today. I found that the same things that I had said previously from the pulpit sounded quite different when sitting on the pew. This article looks at the “Emperor’s New Clothes.” Continue reading

Sep 29

Shepherd of the Flock

In reading the first part of Jeremiah 23, I came recognized some very significant issues concerning the ministry. Jeremiah 23:1-4 (NIV): “Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of my pasture!” declares the LORD. Therefore this … Continue reading

Sep 21

Pastor Appreciation 2

“Present your pastor with meaningful pastor appreciation gifts. Pastor gifts can [be] given not only during pastor appreciation month but also throughout the year, making every Sunday Pastor Appreciation Day.” Good point. So here are the ideas: Continue reading

Sep 14

Five Fold Ministry

“Five-Fold Ministry” What is often called “the five-fold ministry of the church” has been grossly misnomered as five positions in the Church. The apostle/bishop – is the only listed ministry that is also a position. But that position is totally … Continue reading

Sep 12

Qualifications of a Deacon

The Office of Deacon After Christ commissioned the Twelve and created the first course of structure for the New Testament Church, the next order of business was to develop the office of the deacon. The men of God met and … Continue reading

Oct 30

Balance

This article focuses on the difficulty of balancing the demands of ministry with the obligations of family & home. It includes some humorous video to emphasize the issue. …continue reading 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

Sep 01

Why Churches don’t fulfill the Great Commission (part 1)

We all know the Great Commission, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded … Continue reading