July 15, 2020

I’d been anticipating my upcoming vacation like a kid dreaming about summer break.  My last day of church duties had finally come.  Just need to preach a sermon, love on some folks after the church service, then put on my Ray-Bans and get ready for some summer fun with...

January 21, 2020

For most of us, life can get pretty hectic at times.  I want to help us think through how we can stay connected to the life of the local church even when life is crazy.  First, let me describe one of the primary ways we connect believers in our church family.  Second,...

February 7, 2018

Dan Hallock, pastor of Cedarhome Baptist Church in Stanwood, Washington, recently wrote this to his key leaders. A great example of helping your leaders create a church culture that is hospitable, loving, and sticky!

Hello Church Leaders!

I praise God that we’ve had many...

April 11, 2017

Eight Ways for Younger Pastors to Minister to Older Church Members:

1) Take an interest in knowing your older church members personally.  Older people want to know whether you actually care about them, or whether you plan to cater your ministry to young people and leave...

November 5, 2016

Many churches have small group ministries.  These small groups are sometimes called discipleship groups, community groups, life groups, growth groups, Bible studies, or some other clever name.  These groups exist to provide a more intimate environment in which people c...

July 6, 2016

In 2013, I made the transition from youth pastor to senior pastor in the same church where I’d served in youth ministry for six years.  The senior pastor before me, my former boss, served for 27 years.  The past few years have been quite a ride, to say the least.  Here...

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