Kurt Bubna

About Kurt Bubna

Kurt W. Bubna published his first book, Epic Grace ~ Chronicles of a Recovering Idiot, with Tyndale Momentum in 2013. He is an active blogger, itinerant speaker, regular radio and television personality, and the Sr. Pastor of a large and community-focused church in Spokane Valley, Washington. He and his wife, Laura, have been married for nearly forty years and have four grown children and four grandchildren. For more information, please visit www.KurtBubna.com.

The Inside Scoop On Painful Staff Departures!

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Leaving

“It just seems like we’re going different directions, and I think it’s time for you to move on.” Without a doubt, those are the hardest words I’ve ever spoken to a friend that worked for me. I was a young pastor in a relatively small church located in a very big city. I’d let folks […]


My Top 7 Relational Practices for Dealing with Church Conflict

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Atomic Explosion

If you’ve been pastoring for more than a month, you’ve had someone go nuclear on you. You know what I mean . . . a charter member, board member or disgruntled church member drops a bomb on you that blows you up! Deserved or not, it hurts. Ready or not, it comes with destructive power […]


How to Have an Affair (and Ruin Everything)

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Ruins

It’s late at night and my phone rings. An old friend is on the line, and the first thing I hear is, “I think I’ve ruined everything . . . I’ve had an affair.” In a culture gone crazy for sex, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, but I always am. You would be hard […]


When Trust is Broken

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Trust

Most of us don’t have to think very long or hard to remember the last time our trust was shattered. Maybe it was a board member who devastated your trust and turned his back on your friendship. Maybe it was your teen who made some really bad or dumb choices. Maybe it was a staff […]


How to Survive Going from Awesome to Awful!

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Pothole

We pastors are a strange lot. We have been called and commissioned by God, empowered beyond our own resources, and granted the privilege of caring for His flock. And yet we still struggle with fear and insecurity. We still wrestle with our own flesh. And we will always, it seems, face the reality of rejection. […]


A Matter of Perspective

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Matter of Perspective

I’ll be honest, the last twelve months or so have been exceptionally tough. I’ve been in pastoral ministry now for over thirty years. A lot has happened in the decades gone by, but this past year has been exceptionally difficult. Of course, in life there is always a mix of the good with the bad. […]


Top 10 Non-Negotiable Requirements for Church Planters

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Requirements for Church Planters

Starting new churches is one of the best ways to reach new people and introduce them to Jesus. When done right, with the right people, in the right place, and at the right time, God can do remarkable things through what is commonly called “church planting.” In the past thirty years or so of ministry, […]


How to Press On When You’d Really Rather Not!

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Press On

One of the signs of burnout is when you stop caring about the things you really should care about. You know you should take better care of your body, but you eat another bowl of ice cream instead. You know you shouldn’t watch so much TV, but you veg-out on mind numbing idiocy for hours […]


Why I Love BIG Church!

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Big Church

How do you feel when you think about attending a big church? Do you get excited or recoil in disgust? Does the idea of attending a big church make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, or do you get irritated at just the thought? Recently, my brother passed along a blog posting he found […]


How to Deal with Painful Post-Exit Encounters

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Please Wuv Me

It doesn’t matter what size your church is or how big your city is—running into people who used to go to your church can be tough. Like a gazillion other Americans, I’ve recently spent a lot more time in the local mall than usual. I went to shop for my dear wife one Saturday before […]


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