Simple Encouragement

Working for a church can be hard. Really hard. A pastor’s life and job is extremely complex. Consider this: A pastor’s employment, their deep personal faith, and personal family life are all wrapped up into one big interdependent situation. It can feel lonely at times. It’s hard to quantify if you’re doing well and making a ...

Make it Easy: Signs

As I walked up to the school campus for my daughters kindergarten assessment, I was lost. I knew where the office was. But where in the world was room 17? I felt somewhat lost as I stumbled around campus with my two kids until I came across a plethora of other parents and their kids ...

Positive Outcomes of Negative Social Media

We’ve all seen it: the effects of social media. If used well, it can spread exciting news like wildfire and greatly promote your ministry or business. In the same light, it can equally spread bad news that can destroy the hard work of your organization. Of course, we all like social media praise. We like ...

You Need More Than Seminary

You have your first job out of seminary. You learned Greek and Hebrew. You took classes on how to prepare a sermon that is Biblically based and is applicable to the lives of those in your congregation. You are ready to make an impact for God’s kingdom. There is most likely a component you are ...

What’s In A Name?

What does the name of your church communicate? Think about it. Your name is used all the time, for everything. Its on the sign out front, its on all of your printed and digital communications, your website. You even say, “I work for such-and-such church.” It is one of the very first things people know ...

The Church I Used To Go To

“That’s the church I used to go to.” I think these are some of the worst words a pastor or church leader could ever hear. When talking to a friend or someone you just met and you find out they “used to go to” your church. It’s always past tense and it means they no ...