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 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 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...

January 19, 2019

I am very excited and humbled to let you know about a new book coming out in late February that I’ve been working on the past several years. The title of the book is "The Posture of a Godly Leader." As you can guess, it is a book about leadership. 

Now as soon as you re...

November 10, 2018

There will be times in ministry when we believe that God is leading in one direction, and perhaps He is, but it may only be for a short period of time before He changes things up. Without notice, He may say, “It’s time to stop what you’re doing and go in this new direc...

September 3, 2018

Ephesians 4:1-2 - I therefore a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called with all humility…

The Lord loves humility in His people. In fact, humility is the foundation not only of all faithful Christian livin...

March 29, 2018

I have been asked many times over the years what characteristics we look for in potential leaders (both paid staff and volunteer leadership) at Calvary Church. There are four non-negotiables that I personally look for...

#1: A passion and hunger for God and at the same...

February 19, 2018

Why is it that some group experiences are amazing, while others flounder? I'm guessing you have experienced both at one time or another. What makes a great group, great?

Whether it is a small group Bible study, community group, missional community, elder team, disciples...

October 2, 2017

What do people experience when they step inside your church?

What do you want them to experience?

My guess is that you want people to experience true hospitality. But how do we do this? Creating a warm, inviting, hospitable environment doesn't just happen. It takes...

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