10 Ways to Welcome Your New Pastor

All churches go through times of transition.  When a pastor has to leave a church (whether for a good reason or a bad…


Never Forget How Far You've Come

Ministry has gotten comfortably uncomfortable. One of my greatest prayers and passions as a Christian is to be salt and…


Just Do Something

I often talk with people who are waiting on that perfect situation before getting involved.  Believing that they would…


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…


Consulting Your College Student

When your child goes to college, your parenting must change or your relationship will suffer.


How Do I Report Abuse? [Ministry Mandated Reporting]

Due to having to deal with abusive situations in my years as a pastor, I learned a lot by asking questions of friends…


What Is Abuse? [Ministry Mandated Reporting]

I learned a lot in seminary, but there are some things they don't train you for in seminary. One of those issues is…


Managing Ministry Interruptions

A few days ago, I posted an article entitled "Death to the Green Room" which somehow got traction in certain circles.…


The Open Door Policy

I can still remember the specific conversation in seminary.  We were discussing the practice of ministry as it relates…


When God Does the Most With the Least Expected

In my life, I've learned that God often does the most with the least expected. We often think we've got it all figured…