Pastor… Where’s Your Passion?

This post is based on the book The Democratization of American Christianity by Nathan O. Hatch. Hatch outlines the influence of Christianity in the early United States.  I recently had the honor of preaching at an outdoor church service in Garretson, SD. The main point of my message was “Religion without relationship brings destruction.” InContinue reading “Pastor… Where’s Your Passion?”

Your Church NEEDS to Change in Three Ways!

The future is often stuck in a perpetual replay of the past. The events and attitudes of yesterday mold and shape tomorrow. Studying history can be incredibly prophetic in understanding the landscape of the 21st century. One of the books I am reading for seminary is called The Democratization of American Christianity by Nathan Hatch. BeforeContinue reading “Your Church NEEDS to Change in Three Ways!”

We have authority issues…

I LOVE history. One of the things I find incredible about studying history is the direct relevance it has on our lives today. I’m currently reading a book called The Democratization of American Christianity. The book explores 19th century Christianity in the early United States. It has given me amazing insight into why we actContinue reading “We have authority issues…”

Why Seminary?

As some of you may know, I will begin attending Sioux Falls Seminary this Fall. I have received many questions and congratulations as I begin my new journey into higher education. With that being said, I also believe people have assumed certain reasons as to why I am going – some of them being trueContinue reading “Why Seminary?”

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”

Three Vices of Ministry

Ministry is exhausting yet rewarding; brutal yet satisfying; ugly yet beautiful. Virtually every believer in Jesus Christ would agree with that statement. There is a false belief that one becomes a minister when he/she receives a spiritual title and job description. Contrary to this belief, Scripture teaches that all Christians are called to be ministersContinue reading “Three Vices of Ministry”

Garretson Campus Update!

To say that I am excited about what God is doing here in Garretson would be an understatement. In my time of reflection and prayer, I am studying the book of Micah. In chapter six, Micah lays out a type of lawsuit that God has against His people Israel. One of the main indictments GodContinue reading “Garretson Campus Update!”