Leadership Lessons from a Pastor

Pastoral leadership is one of the most difficult yet rewarding leadership positions available. On a daily basis, I have the opportunity to encourage people in their faith and exhort them to live according to Scripture. Yet, part of pastoral leadership is leading volunteers. Some say that leading volunteers is comparable to herding cats (If youContinue reading “Leadership Lessons from a Pastor”

Four INCREDIBLE Websites

If you want to grow in your life, you need to enter into conversations with a variety of people. We do this best through relationships, books, podcasts and blogs. I feed both my soul and mind on a daily basis through a variety of different mediums. The four websites below have encouraged and strengthened me inContinue reading “Four INCREDIBLE Websites”

A Word to Young Leaders (Featured on a Podcast!)

I have the honor of being featured on the latest “Small Town Big Church” podcast with my good friend Chase Riber. This is a podcast hosted by Pastor Jon Sanders, the Lead Pastor of The Rescue Church. For more information on the podcast, you can read my review of it HERE. Below is a briefContinue reading “A Word to Young Leaders (Featured on a Podcast!)”

The Discipline of Silence

“Do not be hasty to speak, and do not be impulsive to make a speech before God. God is in Heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.” – Ecclesiastes 5:2 Those words are incompatible with the evangelical culture of our day. We live in a world that is polluted withContinue reading “The Discipline of Silence”

Three Books YOU Should Read

I love to talk about books (I’m a pastor and I work in a library, what can you expect?) At many of the staff meetings of The Rescue Church, I ask my staff what they are reading. I have learned through great men and women that Leaders ARE Readers! I want to share with youContinue reading “Three Books YOU Should Read”

I REFUSE!

I just finished reading Revelation 14. God has convicted me of a truth we often overlook in our evangelical church culture. God will not overlook sin forever. Hear me Christian! I am disgusted by the fact that so many of us are content with keeping quiet about who Jesus is. I have seen many peopleContinue reading “I REFUSE!”

REFUSE to be Ignored

Refused to be ignored! I first heard this statement last week when I was at a roundtable event in Chicago with a group of roughly 18 pastors and church leaders. The biggest insult to a church is not to have people slander the members and leaders but instead to simply ignore them. Satan wants quietContinue reading “REFUSE to be Ignored”