PASTOR: You Are The Lead Worshipper!

I was visiting with a mentor of mine on the phone this past week. Him and I both served at a church about fifteen years ago together. A church that was making waves in their community in that season. Since then, though, the church has struggled. There are all kinds of variables that play into […]

Stop Ignoring Second-Time Guests

Ever had one of those AHA-Moments? Ya know, when the light comes on? I’ll be the first one to admit that I’m not the brightest crayon in the box. Metaphorically speaking, most of the time I’m so slow that I’m one of the final ones to reach the finish line. I finally got there the […]

3 Triggers To Take Your Sermon To The Next Level!

You know what a trigger is, right? The first thing that pops into my mind when I hear the word, trigger, is a gun. Without a trigger, your gun would be worthless. Well, unless you use it as a club. Without a trigger, you can’t fire the weapon. You can’t defend yourself. You can’t take […]

How To Recover After Tragedy

I just came out of a fairly long couple of weeks full of broken hearts for several folks in my church. As a pastor, it’s part of ministry. You don’t get to just shepherd people on the mountaintops. You also must shepherd them in the valleys as well. Depending on your personality, that can really […]

It’s Only 12 Sundays Away!

I know we just got through Christmas and New Year’s, but I have to put this bug in your ear.  You may hate me after saying this, but we simply cannot ignore what’s just right around the bend in the near future. WE’RE ONLY 12 SUNDAYS AWAY FROM EASTER!!! That’s it.  Have you looked it […]

The Practical Side Of Strategy

This is the final article in my strategy and planning series. We’ve talked about it quite a bit, but at the end of the day, if you follow this process step-by-step, you should be able to come up with months of ideas, events and sermon series. If you’re diligent, you should be able to plan […]

Here Comes The FUN Part Of Strategy!

Well, depending on your personality type, what we’ve been talking about throughout this strategy series may be fun to you. For others, it’s been dreadful. For all, though, it’s a necessity! If you’ve been following along with the strategy and planning process, the FUN part is coming. Get ready. If you haven’t seen it yet, […]