A Sure Call and Hard Work

The soul task of the church is to invite people to meet Jesus and equip those people to invite others. This requires two things from both pastors and congregations: a sure call hard work A sure calling… Do you believe … Continued

How To Share A Vision For Your Ministry

I spent a week at Hanging Rock Camp in West Lebanon, IN. Awesome facilities and excellent hospitality. During the week, the executive director took the Harvest Team on a tour. It’s a beautiful 200 acre camp with the main campground, … Continued

Seven Ways Effective Pastors Motivate

Motivation is central to the work of the church. Christians are motivated out of love (1 Cor 16:14), out of thankfulness (Eph. 5:20), out of calling (Matthew 28:19) and from future promises (Heb. 11:24-26). We’re thankful for God’s rich mercy … Continued

Why Enthusiasm Is Important For Church Leaders

Enthusiasm is both a gift and a choice. Everyone is enthusiastic about something. It’s important for people to experience enthusiastic church leaders –  enthusiastic about Jesus, people, the church and ministry. Enthusiasm could be defined as a displayed feeling of … Continued

Six Great Lessons For Pastors

Sometime back I read a great book by a pastor named David Cripps. He served as pastor in Georgia from the 1930’s – 1980’s and has tons of wisdom, some of which I gleaned and posted on a blog called … Continued

A Solid Worship-Plus Experience (Helping Unchurched Connect)

There are more people who consider themselves “Christian” than there are attending regular weekly worship. The church has so much to offer – answers to spiritual questions, community and connection, life direction and motivation, and above all, Jesus. It seems … Continued

Importance of Critical Mass (And Eight Steps To Achieve It)

Critical Mass is something to keep in mind as you are planning ministry events. Critical Mass is the minimum number or size of something in order to begin or to maintain it. Ministry leaders, pastors, student ministry leaders, and church … Continued

On Being A Servant Of God

On Being A Servant Of God, by Warren Wiersbe is a great book for pastors and church staff. It’s broken up into several small chapters packed with wisdom from a seasoned church leader. Today’s post is a collection of quotes … Continued

Reflections On My Dad’s Retirement

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Tomorrow is my dad’s last Sunday as Sr. Pastor of Troy United Methodist Church in Troy, IL. I have had the privilege of serving on staff with him for many years. The lessons I’ve learned working on staff with my … Continued

The Most Important Thing You Can Give Your Child

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There was once a businessman who had a grueling schedule, often leaving home before his young daughter was up and getting back just moments before she was asleep in bed. One day he decided to take his young daughter to … Continued

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