Ask any driven church planter if they have a vision of someday having a church with 500 people or a few thousand people and/or multiple campuses, (and if they are honest) they will likely tell you yes. Ask any church planting denomination, and they will definitely tell you yes! This is a successful church in today’s […]
I’m re-reading my favorite book on ministry leadership, Leading With A Limp by Dan Allender. The section below coincides with what I’ve been feeling more and more the larger our church grows, and the more difficult my job as “leader” becomes. The larger the organization, the more complexity, which means more problems. The larger the […]
I teach and preach about the grace of Jesus. About the freedom it brings. I then say “follow me as I follow Christ.” Yet for those who’ve been around me a while, I don’t think they’d describe my life as one marked by freedom.
between the Kingdom of God being here, but not yet fully here of being a sinner and a saint of going through trials, knowing the day without trials is not yet here knowing God has power over my trials and could stop them
When we think of social justice, we often don’t think of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And when we think of Martin Luther King, we often don’t think about how sold out for Jesus this man was. In my first session of the day at the Justice Conference, Paul Louis Metzger played a 5 minute […]
I suffer from depression. I also go to counseling and take anti-depression medication. I first started getting symptoms in 2006 when I began working on my church plant. I first went to counseling for it in 2008. I went on medication during the winter of 2009, but went off of it in Spring 2010. I […]