• 9 Defining Foundations of Pastoral Leadership

    By / September 23, 2016 / Ministry, Pastor

    I have been reading the letter of 1 Thessalonians this past week. It has been extremely helpful to see crucial areas of pastoral leadership that must be present in all pastors. Here are nine defining foundations of pastoral leadership from Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians. Every pastor has foundations that define their ministry. However, these… [read more]

  • 17 Things I Wished I Would’ve Known 17 Years Ago …

    By / July 26, 2016 / Ministry, Pastor

    This past June marked seventeen years since I began my pastoral ministry. I began in the summer of 1999 at the ripe age of 22 years old. I had just graduated from Pensacola Christian College and was ready to tackle the Devil by the horns. I began serving as the Associate Pastor/Youth Pastor of the Mehoopany Baptist… [read more]

  • Encouragement for Pastors on the Verge of Disaster

    This past weekend I was grieved to hear of another pastor removed from his church for “unfortunate decisions.” Whenever this happens it is devastating not only to that particular church, but to the Body of Christ as a whole. When a pastor falls it’s just not him that’s affected, but many around him. Every pastor needs… [read more]

  • Interview with Rye Taylor

      About three years ago I did an interview with my friend Rye Taylor.  Rye was the host of an online podcast called “Innovation Overdrive”.  He interviewed me about my book “Gospel Confusion: Confessions of a Pastor”.  I pray that my journey is a help to you as you discover your identity in Christ. If you’ve… [read more]

  • Pastors Are Idolaters Too…

    By / January 29, 2015 / Featured, Idol, Ministry, Pastor

    In his Institutes of the Christian Religion, John Calvin famously wrote, “From this we may gather that man’s nature, so to speak, is a perpetual factory of idols.” He is right. This is especially true when it comes to the heart of a pastor. Pastors are not exempt from having a sinful nature. Pastors wrestle daily with a heart… [read more]

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