Do Churches Need to Be On Social Media?

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Social Media

I’ve written before about why I believe pastors need to be on social media (I’m a big believer in pastors, and a big believer in social …
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Strategic Evangelism: 3 Effective Outreach Opportunities

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Phone

Evangelism is the responsibility of every believer. There is no such thing as the "gift of evangelism," rather, all Christians have the …
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How to Use Your God-given Influence to Be a Kingdom Builder (Part 1)

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Growing Influence

Everyone has influence. We all influence someone. And God expects us to be good stewards of that influence for His kingdom's sake. He didn't …
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Pastoral Secrets Lead To Pastoral Sickness

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Pastoral Secrets

Years ago I had a secret. A secret so shameful, that I could not tell anyone. At the time, it just wasn’t done. It was a secret that wasn’t …
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Preachers: Give People an Opportunity to Respond to God

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Appeal In Preaching

When we preach the Bible, we are leading people to encounter God and respond to Him personally. As we work our way through the specific text …
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Five Questions to Ask Before Rebranding Your Church, Ministry, or Nonprofit

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Rebranding Church

At times, we all get frustrated or just plain tired of the way we do things.  Maybe it’s repetition, maybe it’s competition, or maybe the …
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Instead of Building Your Platform, Build Your Character

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Platform

Pastor, words like “platform” and “influence” are important. But if we aren’t careful, in our desire to build our platform and influence, …
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Autopsy of a Burned Out Pastor: 13 Lessons

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Exhausted

Perhaps the autopsy metaphor is not the best choice. After all, the person is not deceased. But the pastor who is burned out feels like life …
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5 Essential Ingredients of Groups that Make Disciples

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Small Groups

Yesterday I asked the question, “What have you designed your groups to make?”  Answering my own question, I said, “Our small groups are …
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“Busy” Boys Mean Bad Relationships

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Boys

I have often thought that if the Devil can’t make a man bad he’ll make him busy. When I am busy or in a hurry it is impossible for me to …
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