The Danger of Ministry Overcompensation

It was a challenging season of life.  I was a full-time husband, new father, full-time pastor, part-time religion…


The Free Pass of Past Leadership

A recurring dilemma these days is what to do when your hero stops acting like one.  How should you respond when that…


Can a Church Have Polished Programs and Personable Pastors?

The cultural tides of Christianity seem to change more rapidly every year. As the acceptance of Christianity…


December's Focus: Discipleship

It’s a new month and that means it’s time for a new focus for the leadership at Rocky Creek.  Each month, we are…


November's Focus: Budget

It’s a new month and that means it’s time for a new focus for the leadership at Rocky Creek.  Each month, we are…


Preparing a Church Budget

Every church has to prepare a church budget every year.  Before the congregation receives it, a substantial amount of…


May's Focus: Leadership

It's a new month and that means it's time for a new focus at church.  Each month, we are focusing on a specific area to…


Thermostat vs. Thermometer

One of my favorite leadership principles comes from Tim Elmore and his Habitudes study.  He begins with the simple…


21 Things That You May Not Know About Your Pastor

You can't truly appreciate a pastor that you don't know. While you may think that you know him, there are things you…


The Whole Counsel of God

for I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God.  -Acts 20:27 In Paul's farewell speech to his…


7 Reasons Your Bible Reading Is Inconsistent

As of late, I've had some great discussions concerning personal Bible reading.  While this spiritual disciplines post…


My 3 Daily Spiritual Disciplines

Discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness.  -1 Timothy 4:7 If anything other than godliness is your purpose for…