Episode 30: Sexual Abuse in the Church

This is a topic that should be a burdensome and grievous topic for all of us. Difficult topic, yet by the grace of God and His help we want to talk about this idea of sexual abuse despite the secrecy surrounding this topic. 

Why Sharing Your Faith Matters?

We must get serious about reaching people who are far from God. There is a battle going on out there, and the church is losing ground.

Can We Love Without Being Vulnerable?

Just recently, I was told by one of our core leaders in the church that I couldn’t be vulnerable and share about my past as it would get people worried that their leader didn’t “have his life together”.

Seven Ways to Pray for Church Leaders

7 Ways to Pray for Church Leaders

The last year or so has perhaps been the most disruptive and draining time for any church leader. This perhaps is not only for pastors or church leaders but was the most difficult year to survive navigating through making very difficult decisions.

The 3 C’s for Leaders: Control, Competence, Clarity

Over the past decade or so, I have been in the second chair and now in the first chair and can see from both perspectives. Without the proper three C’s, teams can be frustrated, apathetic, or even chaotic at times.

Pastoral Ministry

Episode 19: Things I Wished I’d Known Before Ministry

What were bits of information that would have been helpful to known before entering into ministry? Here are five things that bible college/seminary did not teach us but has been helpful knowing serving in the local church. 

Three Dangerous Leaders

Lately, I have had an opportunity to pull back from all the busy activities of ministry and to simply stop, reflect, and think. Here are three lessons I’ve learned about leadership over the past 10 years. 

Can a Person Mess Up So Bad to be Disqualified from Ministry?

Could someone who struggles with past sin be disqualified from preaching? At what point does a man who struggles with pornography be disqualified from ministry altogether? Can a man who is divorced or remarried be a leader in a church? Can he ever be restored again?

How to Evaluate Your Worship Service

“How was your worship service?” That’s the question I often hear. Over the lunch table, after service, in restaurants…. What is the basis of determining the effectiveness of the worship service?