We Could Never Do That

This is an all too common phrase spoken by small town pastors. I hear it over and over again in the conversations I’m a part of. I’d love to change our worship music, but we could never do that. I’d Continue Reading

4 Conversations You Probably Need to Have with the Worship Leader

If I asked 100 lead pastors what is the staff or volunteer position that is most difficult to work with, how many do you think would say the worship leader? My guess would be over 50%, with the youth pastor Continue Reading

3 Questions to Ask When Planning a Sermon Series

One of the best changes my church ever made was going from preaching stand alone sermons every Sunday to preaching through sermon series. Sermon series give you more time to prepare and more opportunities to be creative. They also generate Continue Reading

The Pros and Cons of Being a Relational Leader

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that most small town pastors tend to be very relational. It’s hard to get hired as a pastor in a small town if you’re not. Most small town churches Continue Reading

5 Ways My Wife has Brought Value to My Ministry

I’m a bit embarrassed that it’s taken me this long to write a post like this. The truth is this blog doesn’t exist without my amazing wife, and who knows if I would even be in ministry if it wasn’t Continue Reading

The Failure in Our Systems

Earlier this year I received a letter in the mail saying my kids’ health insurance had been cancelled. Apparently, I was sent a renewal letter in the mail that I never returned. What took place over the next six months Continue Reading
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