YOUR View of Jesus is (probably) Wrong.

This reflection was inspired by the short story Why Do the Heathen Rage by Flannery O’Connor. If you want to read more of my reflections on this incredible story, click below: The Truth Will Make You… Odd?  Why Do the Heathen Rage is set in the deep south with characters who are deeply religious andContinue reading “YOUR View of Jesus is (probably) Wrong.”

The Truth Will Make You… Odd?

I have recently finished reading a few excellent and thought-provoking short stories by Flannery O’Connor. O’Connor lived from 1925 – 1964. Her writing attacked the popular ideas of racism held in honor by many in the United States (especially in the south). The following reflections come from her story “Why Do The Heathen Rage.” RatherContinue reading “The Truth Will Make You… Odd?”

Three Ways to Shut the Backdoor of YOUR Church

This post is the fourth of a series posts of my reflections on the Small Town, Big Church Roundtable event I attended at The Rescue Church. I encourage you to read the first three: 1. It Takes ALL Kinds of Churches… 2. Three Reasons Your Church is Struggling Financially 3. Hiring Church Staff with No Money Every churchContinue reading “Three Ways to Shut the Backdoor of YOUR Church”

Three Qualities of a Go-Getter

This post was inspired by the classic book Go-Getter by Peter Kyne. Let’s be real. Many people in your organization, whether its a church or a business, are not go-getters. Everybody claims that they are… they just aren’t. A go-getter is someone who will accomplish an objective in the face of impossible and discouraging obstacles. AreContinue reading “Three Qualities of a Go-Getter”

Hiring Church Staff with No Money

This post is the third of a series posts of my reflections on the Small Town, Big Church Roundtable event I attended at The Rescue Church. I encourage you to read the first two: It Takes ALL Kinds of Churches… Three Reasons Your Church is Struggling Financially The pastorate can be incredibly lonely. This feelingContinue reading “Hiring Church Staff with No Money”

The Art of Conversation… for Introverts!

I’m an introvert. I’m also a pastor. In my role as a pastor, I am forced out of my comfortable and solitary box to form genuine connections with people on a regular basis. Those of you that are introverts understand how seemingly impossible this is for us! Being an introvert does NOT mean I’m shy. Shyness is one ofContinue reading “The Art of Conversation… for Introverts!”

Three Reasons YOUR Church Is Struggling Financially

This post is the second of a series posts of my reflections on the Small Town, Big Church Roundtable event I attended at The Rescue Church. I encourage you to read the first one: It Takes ALL Kinds of Churches… “If you have a God-sized vision your back will always be up against the wall.”Continue reading “Three Reasons YOUR Church Is Struggling Financially”

It Takes ALL Kinds of Churches…

This post is the first of a series posts of my reflections on the Small Town, Big Church Roundtable event I attended at The Rescue Church. This past Wednesday, I had an incredible opportunity to connect with other pastors and leaders in small churches. This was both encouraging and challenging. One of the ways IContinue reading “It Takes ALL Kinds of Churches…”