It’s Time For War

This is the tenth post in a series of reflections based on Jared Wilson’s book “The Pastor’s Justification.” As we move closer to transitioning the Garretson Campus to an independent church, I have noticed the subtle effects of spiritual warfare have been magnified. Small disagreements threaten to bring division, obstacles appear to be impossible to overcome,Continue reading “It’s Time For War”

The Terrible Weight of Pastoral Ministry

This is the ninth post in a series of reflections based on Jared Wilson’s book “The Pastor’s Justification.” P.S. – This will be a longer blog post. One of the best ways that I process concepts is through writing. Truthfully, this post is probably more for me than anyone else! We are a few short monthsContinue reading “The Terrible Weight of Pastoral Ministry”

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”

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”

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…”

Garretson Campus Birthday Party!

Today I had the honor of celebrating the birthday of the Garretson Campus of The Rescue Church! The Rescue Church is a multi-site church with a vision of impacting rural communities with the Gospel. I have been incredibly encouraged by God’s faithfulness over the past year and a half of ministry. Ultimately, the church existsContinue reading “Garretson Campus Birthday Party!”

Shepherd Your Wife

Although this post is written for pastors, the principles can apply to all husbands. The Church is facing an epidemic involving pastors who fail to shepherd their wives. As pastors, our natural tendency is to love our church and ignore our families. We would not actually say this but it is evident by our actionsContinue reading “Shepherd Your Wife”

Five Benefits of Multi-site Churches

In this season of life, God has called me to be a Campus Pastor in an incredible church called The Rescue Church. The Rescue Church is a multi-site church which simply means we are one church that meets in multiple locations. Every Sunday morning, The Rescue Church meets in Garretson, SD; Flandreau, SD; Colman, SD; Deeside,Continue reading “Five Benefits of Multi-site Churches”

Small Town, Big Church (Rural Ministry!)

Being in ministry can definitely be tough at times. Pastors NEED encouragement and teaching. Something that I have noticed in the Evangelical world is that the vast majority of teaching geared towards pastors has a focus from a Mega-church perspective – which definitely makes sense. If you are the pastor of a church with 2,000+Continue reading “Small Town, Big Church (Rural Ministry!)”

God Chooses Weak People.

Check out the Message that inspired this post by clicking HERE! Have you ever faced a challenge and felt COMPLETELY inadequate and unprepared? I have felt this way for the past eleven months (and still do). I have the honor and privilege of pastoring The Rescue Church in Garretson, SD. I remember having many conversationsContinue reading “God Chooses Weak People.”