February 14, 2020

No pastor can (or should) do it alone. 

Perhaps for awhile a solo pastor can preach every week, make all the hospital visits, lead every wedding and funeral, follow up on visitors, etc. all by himself. And for a season in a smaller church, it is understandable that he m...

January 29, 2020

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

 - Paul in Romans 12:2

Books. There are tons of books out there.

In particular, ther...

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,...

January 19, 2020

Serving as a deacon in the church is both a huge privilege and at the same time can be incredibly intimidating, or at least it should be. I mean, let’s be honest, not one of us is worthy to be a deacon in Christ’s Church. And yet, by His grace, God chooses to call some...

January 9, 2020

The longer I am in pastoral ministry, the more I grow in my conviction that expositional, shepherd-preaching truly is God’s primary, ordained method to feed and nurture his people. As a preaching pastor in Christ's Church, I have grown in my desire above all else to be...

January 6, 2020

One of the challenges pastors regularly face is trying to get people connected into true community in the church. I know it is one of the things I think about all the time. There are few things that burden me more than the thought that someone in our church doesn't fee...

December 19, 2019

How important is preaching to the health, life, and mission of God’s Church in the world today? Is it really all that important? I mean, aren’t there other, more effective ways in which to reach the lost and edify the saints? How essential is preaching to genuine Gospe...

December 2, 2019

Lately, I have been talking with some different men in our church about the "pros and cons" of coaching our kid’s sports teams. Some guys enjoyed growing up with their dad coaching them and it was a very positive experience. They want the same for their kids now. Other...

November 18, 2019

I was blessed to grow up in a home with parents who loved to read me story books before bed. I looked forward to it every night! My favorites were always the books filled with stories from the Bible. The ones with the really cool pictures in them. In fact, to this day,...

April 16, 2019

Does it make sense to plant new churches that are close in proximity to one another?

Does it make sense to plant a new congregation that is in the same community as its sending church?

Is this wise?

Won't these churches be competing to reach the same people?

Couldn't th...

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