"If you consider yourself successful, remember that your success is on lease and the rent is due every day."
"A red flag doesn’t necessarily mean that a church should stop recruiting a candidate."
They don’t skip a day in prayer and the ministry of the Word.
"The joys of pastoring are so powerful that I’ll take the risk of these pains any day."
"The phrase “cotton candy preaching” is a derogatory term that implies that sermons lack depth."
This is a poem that I wrote and preached as the Palm/Passion Sunday sermon this past weekend at the Upper Room. A number of people...
"Preachers cannot be seeking personal glory in the pulpit."
"The greatest danger in Christian leadership is to forget God."
When God manifests His presence, everyone in the vicinity becomes aware of His presence. This God-consciousness produces several responses. Here are three major responses seen in Scripture and history.
Every day as a leader, you face obstacles. Sometimes, they seem impossible to scale.
Over the next 10 years, a lot of established churches will struggle to find a pastor for the next generation.
"If ministry idolatry has your heart, don’t love ministry less. Love God more."
"Are we distracted or fully present when we’re with other people?"
The great hope that accompanied the building of the facility becomes a great despair.
"Without an eternal perspective, it’s nearly impossible to pursue spiritual maturity consistently."
"Influence isn’t instant. It takes time."
When you get up earlier each day, you gain time with God.
"Pastors face a unique set of fears."
"Time is one of the greatest assets of any leader."
No pastor is perfect, but good pastors lose their jobs every day. And it hurts. I’ve experienced it too.