Don't Pursue the Position

Most leaders attempt to exalt themselves into higher positions of leadership.  Jesus breaks the paradigm by teaching that “servant...


Don't Become a Stagnate Worship Leader

We tend to tolerate mediocre talent in worship because it’s “only church.” Since it is an offering to God and church people are...


Thermostat vs. Thermometer

One of my favorite leadership principles comes from Tim Elmore and his Habitudes study.  He begins with the simple questions: "Are you a...


Worship Was Never Meant to Be About Me

Worship was never meant to be about me.    Yet that truth has not stopped me from attempting to make it about me every single day of my...


Jonah: God's Relentless Pursuit

So excited to start first sermon series at Rocky Creek this Sunday at 10:30!  I will begin preaching Jonah: God’s Relentless Pursuit...


The Love of God

It was a day of rejoicing. As we concluded our appointment at North Side, there were a lot of things to process, but I will keep it where it...


My Favorite Character in the Bible

When I was ordained into the gospel ministry at North Side Baptist Church in 2003, I was overwhelmed by the weight of the moment.  As...


Worship Song on the 5 Solas

Sunday will be my last day leading worship at North Side.  As the church as a whole has been aware of this change for two weeks, I have...


Ministry Has No Promotions

Since we announced last week that God has called our family to serve Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Greenville, SC, we have been overwhelmed...


Intentional Prayers

Keep your prayers for your family fresh and intentional. Enjoy this video?  Check out the growing collection of Family Alter videos!


Joy in Tribulations

Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and...


Thank You, Rocky Creek

I sent this letter to the membership of Rocky Creek Church this week, but I’ve also realized in recent days that many people in the...


Avoiding Stressful Worship Rehearsals

This week, I released a book entitled 5 Worship Team Killers.  I wanted a training resource for more than just the worship pastor.  I also...


Remove Divorce From Your Vocabulary

In certain situations, divorce may be permitted but it is never promoted. Main Points Matt. 19:8 - Moses permitted divorce Eph. 5:32 In...


Answering God's Call to Greenville

I have never truly known the meaning of “bittersweet” until now. This morning, Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Greenville, SC...


The Blessings of Justification by Faith

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Through him we have...


3 Reasons for Ministry Detachment

If careful, people who lead people in ministry can detach themselves from those people they are called to lead.  The fact that detachment...


The Difference Between Your Reputation and Your Character

Trying to find the difference between your reputation and your character is like taking a picture in the mirror.  You can’t get an...