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 […]

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 […]

Is This Your LAST Season?

Can I vent for a moment? Maybe whine a little? Sometimes you just need to get some things off your shoulders, right? I honestly do not feel like writing much. So, this might be really short. Or, it might come flowing out in a second. I don’t know. You’ve had those weeks when every tragedy […]

You Can’t Ride That Wave!

Ever had your bubble busted? You know what I’m talking about? No, I’m not talking about blowing bubbles out in the driveway with your kid. I’m talking about getting excited about something only to have someone come along and let all the air out (kinda like Tom Brady and his footballs). What you were ecstatic […]

3 Keys To Shepherding A Larger Church

This past week was absolutely crazy for me. I prefer to post articles once or twice each week, but I didn’t have two seconds to put anything together last week. As a full-time pastor, I have a lot more on my plate than just coaching other churches, so the demands can pile up from time […]

The Shark You’ll Never See On Shark Week!

We’re finishing up watching Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. We’ve seen sharks of all shapes, sizes and temperaments. One of the top things on my wife’s bucket list is to swim with sharks. Why? I’m not sure. She wants that thrill. (I’ll make sure to increase her life insurance first, though!) I don’t know […]