There are many management models and strategies available for us to follow. Having been trained in the business sector before I became a pastor, I simply and easily applied business principles to the ministry from the beginning. However, over the years, I began to modify
If you are a pastor, you know how it feels.
It’s the phone call, the appointment, the whispered news. “We’re leaving the church.”
As much as they say “It’s not about you”, it usually feels like it is. It starts as a lump in the pit of
In retrospect, I often feel as though I was born in church. From age five to about age sixteen, I can recall very little about school activities, special events, vacations, or other activities I participated in. However, I can recall hundreds of churches, numerous camp
One of the greatest blessings for the saints of God is that God has promised to lead, guide and direct our path by the power of the Holy Spirit. The path God gives to you is a needed assistance toward direction. He calls it the
I’ve been a pastor for 17 years, working with every kind of person going through every type of recovery. Working with hundreds living in our facility daily, I have come to learn the single most destructive force on the comeback road to freedom: SHAME.
As a young minister we have all experienced the call of God. For some it was in a service and God’s power was moving strong, for others it was by yourself in prayer, when God spoke to your heart and called you into the ministry.
In Luke 22, Jesus is trying to prepare His disciples for the events to come. Later that day Jesus will be seized by a group of officers from the chief priests and taken before the Jewish leaders to be condemned. Jesus warned Peter in verses