On July 1, 2008 I became the senior pastor of Faith Church. I was scared. What had I gotten myself into? I had been youth/associate pastor at the church for the previous six years. The youth group was awesome, and I had a ministry umbrella over me, deflecting the rain of difficulty, responsibility, and leadership.Continue reading “Advice to a new young pastor (and what all of us can learn from it)”
Monthly Archives: March 2017
Do you need a spiritual HIIT trainer?
Have you heard of HIIT? High Intensity Interval Training. This winter my workout partners and I have done some HIIT workouts. They’re really tiring. You exercise hard for 20 secs, take a 10 sec rest, and then exercise again, rest again, etc. We’ve done a variety of exercises and work/rest patterns, and every time weContinue reading “Do you need a spiritual HIIT trainer?”
Is it weird to preach a sermon about leadership that is mostly for those who aren’t leaders?
Have you ever been asked to lead something in the church and thought “What? Me? No way!!!” The thought of being a leader can raise a number of feelings. Here a few that I have heard: It’s too much responsibility. What if I make a bad decision? I don’t want to have to deal withContinue reading “Is it weird to preach a sermon about leadership that is mostly for those who aren’t leaders?”
Why we’re installing modesty scanners in our church lobby
What is modesty??? Who gets to make the call? What centrally recognized authority do women have so that all can go to that authority to answer the question “Is this outfit modest?” There isn’t one! There is no centrally recognized Christian modesty panel that we can refer to. Men, we really have little ideaContinue reading “Why we’re installing modesty scanners in our church lobby”