Credentialing Is The Starting Point Of The Ministry Marathon.

Your Bible training, whether it’s seminary, Gateway Theological Institute or another has equipped you well. The hours of lectures, shelves of books and numerous papers have prepared you for a life of vocational ministry. By God’s abundant grace, you are now ready to start. But ministry doesn’t begin with your…

Governance & Church Leadership – Is There A Better Way?

There are few experiences in life more satisfying, fulfilling, and joyous than serving the Lord on a church leadership team where: Each member respects and trusts every other member. There is no confusion over responsibilities and roles, and each person works diligently to uphold their part. There is a diversity…

4 Essential Ingredients To Build Effective Teams

Building an effective team provides a challenge for any pastor, regardless of church size. If you hope to build a team of effective leaders, your job continues way past hiring the right people. Regardless of your staff structure and who is responsible for the oversight of the team, you still…

What Does Your Prayer Life Say About You?

Have you ever noticed that our prayer lives say a lot about what we really believe? I think we would all say God exists and is good and all powerful and that He works in the tiniest details of our lives. But is it possible that our prayer life may…

What I’ve Learned During 20+ Years of Support Ministry

I had been in support ministry for 20+ years when I finally realized that I had grown to love what I was doing. What had started out as a good part-time job while raising young children turned out to be my calling. Here are 11 lessons that I have learned…

The Value of Ministry In Small Places

I have heard from many small church pastors that they feel forgotten and overlooked. My own journey has given me the opportunity to be a part of several small church ministries.I have had the unique opportunity to shepherd a small church that grew and planted several other Free Churches and…

You Only Have Three and Three

From the time someone checks out a church on its website, puts the address into their GPS, and makes the  trek to attend that church for the first time, a lot of anticipation has been built. Perhaps they are church surfing. Perhaps they have been burned by a previous church.…

What I Learned About Communication While Working In Law Enforcement

While conducting a homicide investigation where a Hispanic female was stabbed to death, I brought in her husband for questioning. I had him sit inside an interview room equipped with video recording cameras and advised him of his Miranda rights. After alerting him to the cameras, I stepped out of…

3 Questions To Help You Structure Your Ministry For Success

In my time as a ministry leader, I have had successes, but I have also had failures. My biggest disaster in ministry occurred when I was leading an event planning team. One of my team members had voiced their desire to focus their attentions elsewhere and I just didn’t recognize…

3 Ways To Centralize The Gospel

I was a senior pastor for 37 years, and frankly, I’ve been glad I’ve not been serving in that role over the past six months. I doubt I would have adapted as well as many of you to preaching to a camera in a room with perhaps a videographer and…

Why I Jumped on TikTok and What I Learned About Being Relevant

I had been hearing the name mentioned for a while. TikTok. Kid’s would be recording themselves doing crazy “trending” dances for this relatively new video and music based app at almost every speaking engagement I had. It was clear the kids weren’t interested in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or even Snapchat…

3 Reasons You Are Stuck And How To Get Moving Again

  This summer, our family did a cross country RV trip to experience some of the grandest sites this country has to offer. From sunsets at The Grand Canyon or La Jolla Beach and fireworks over Arches National Park to snow capped peaks in Breckenridge, it took our breath away.…

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