From Flannel Graphs to MacBooks [Repost]

I’m taking a little time off for the next couple of weeks, so I’m going to be posting some of my more popular posts. Call it a “greatest hits”…not that I’m saying my writing is great, these simply have gotten the most hits. Thanks for reading my blog. Feel free to share these on Twitter, … Continue reading From Flannel Graphs to MacBooks [Repost]

Walk Before You Run

It’s been a little over a month since I had back surgery. If anything, it has revealed how impatient I can be. Honestly, I think I was expecting to wake up the day after surgery and run a marathon (though my wife reminds me what a stupid idea that was). I’m learning that before you … Continue reading Walk Before You Run

Develop For Vision, Not For Need

I find that a lot of ministry leaders don’t think about recruiting volunteers or developing leaders when they have all their positions filled. They think because they have enough leaders right now there’s no need to focus on developing new ones. The challenge with this type of thinking is that ministry is constantly changing. What … Continue reading Develop For Vision, Not For Need

Ministry is not a solo sport [Quote]

God would never have given us the great Commission—to go into all the world and preach the gospel—if He never had intended for us to actually move forward. We are called into this great work, but none of us can do it alone. No pastor can single-handedly fulfill such a calling, regardless of how gifted he … Continue reading Ministry is not a solo sport [Quote]

Fighting to Put Family First

Yesterday, I wrote about the importance of leading your family first. You can read more about it here. Often times we can learn by example…and an example of a ministry leader that failed at leading his family is Eli in the Old Testament. By all outward appearances, his ministry was very successful. He was a … Continue reading Fighting to Put Family First