Let’s be honest, church leadership can be difficult. It’s not always as enjoyable as an inspiring chat about Jesus over a cup of Starbucks brew. In fact, Genesis chapter three gives us insights to humanity that should cause us to anticipate there will be serious problems to solve. Continue Reading…

Most succession plans fail. It’s not because the plan was bad, it’s most often because of an expectation for the process to go exactly like the written plan indicated. That never happens. Life happens! Continue Reading…

Cultivating Faith

September 25, 2014 — 1 Comment

Dr. David Smith from Kingswood University located in Sussex, New Brunswick Canada invited me to teach a class as part of their Masters of Pastoral Theology. The class title is “The Missional Pastor: Evangelism and Discipleship.” Great school, great program! My part was via Skype, got to love technology, it makes things possible that otherwise might not happen! Continue Reading…

The first person I hired was a student pastor in the mid 80’s. Back then it was all about who you knew. Networking was king. I think some people still had Rolodex’s back then. A forty-pound Rolodex meant you were important! (For you who are under 30, a Rolodex is not an expensive watch. Google it. You’ll get a kick out of it.) Connecting still matters but it’s done very differently. Continue Reading…