March 19, 2019

I know the challenges that come with trying to find a church that fits. I was born and raised in the Christian Church tradition only to become fascinated in my college years with the history, beauty and wonder of Anglicanism. My stint as an Anglican was a short one as...

March 2, 2018

I love the Church.

Sure, I’ll be the first to admit that no church is perfect and without its flaws. Still, I love the Church. Some of the sweetest memories of my life are from the churches I have been a part of, and the people and experiences in those different churche...

November 15, 2017

Don’t Go To Church, by Chris Hooper

Don’t go to church

Be the church

Stop attending a service

Once or twice a month 

Or even thrice or more

Stop attending and rather gather

Collect with the “also called”

Join in their songs and chants and prayers

Offer up your own

Bring with you...

June 24, 2017

In a time where the level of commitment to church has decreased, there seems to be a lack of understanding why we should make church a priority. I can remember growing up and going to church any time the doors were open. We did not have any extracurricular activities p...

November 3, 2016

Your church may never receive any notice from denominational leaders.

Your church may be smaller than the big churches in your area that possess national recognition.

Your church with its preaching and praying and Scripture reading and congregational singing may seem qua...

October 20, 2016

I recently came across a brief little book that I wish every Christian would read. The title is simply, "How to walk into Church." You can buy the book here. The author is Tony Payne, who I love. He has co-written one of my favorite books on pastoral ministry and leade...

August 24, 2016

The book of Acts is one of my favorite books in the Bible because it gives the account of one of my favorite things to study, the early church. What I have found is that it has become trendy to look at the first three chapters or so of Acts and say, "Look at how awesom...

July 9, 2016

3 Ministry Leadership Axioms:

Apathy in your leadership leads to atrophy in your leadership.

Atrophy in your leadership leads to atrophy in your ministry.

Atrophy in your ministry leads to apathy in your church.

A few questions to honestly reflect on:

1. Where is there apat...

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...

May 28, 2016

I know the challenges that come with trying to find a denomination that fits. I was born and raised in the Christian Church tradition only to become fascinated in my college years with the history, beauty and wonder of Anglicanism. My stint as an Anglican was a short o...

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