Bi-vocational Church Planting

Bi-vocational Church Planting

There is a lot to consider when it comes to bi-vocational ministry. It would behoove us to count the cost before venturing out. If you are called to plant a church, God will open up doors and pave the way. The question really is: are you willing to take a pragmatic...
Goal Setting – God’s Way

Goal Setting – God’s Way

God has downloaded something unique into each of His followers. He has given you a dream and a purpose. Pursuing goals does not go against our Christian faith unless you have ungodly motives or selfish ambition. If it is a “God-given” dream, He wants you to go for it...
3 ways to “Boost your EQ”

3 ways to “Boost your EQ”

Growing up, I often heard of people discussing IQ scores. (IQ = cognitive intelligence) Then I saw a TV show that traced the life of several people with genius-level IQs. Most of the results were not great. In turn, they looked at those who had an average IQ but had...
DNA of Multiplication

DNA of Multiplication

Planning to Reproduce   Many churches have mission statements that reflect the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. For example: Reach – Teach – Send Empowered by God to reach others for Christ. What we need is more clarity on the sending and reaching....
Self Care for the Tired Pastor

Self Care for the Tired Pastor

“Depending on what they are, our habits will either make us or break us. We become what we repeatedly do.” – Sean Covey. Here is another quote by John Maxwell – “You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found...
Focus On What You Can Do

Focus On What You Can Do

I just got news of a lady who had the heart to help women and children who are hurting and need encouragement. She knew she was supposed to do something for the Lord but with lockdown and quarantines in place due to the COVID-9 crisis, she felt stuck.   Rather...
Counter-Cultural Life

Counter-Cultural Life

The words counter-culture may seem odd to many within the church world. I mean, aren’t we supposed to be in “the world” in order to share the gospel? The answer is of course, yes, but remember we are in the world but not of it.  Just as a refresher...
A Prayerful Response to Crisis

A Prayerful Response to Crisis

Prayer is the key for us as believers. We need to be more diligent now than ever to pray for our family, community, nation, and planet. As we pray through the crisis, I believe God will use the situation to bring us closer to Him as well as touch the hearts of those...

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