My Favorite Bible Character

My Favorite Bible Character

When I see him, he is an 85-year-old man looking to the prize set before him. He is standing looking off in the distance and asking for the prize, he was promised 45 years earlier. He says he is as strong now as he was 45 years ago, and I would not test him one bit....
How Well are Young People Being Educated?

How Well are Young People Being Educated?

The future of our young people is bright. Despite what is in the news and in various media outlets, the future of our children is bright. Over our young people’s lifetime, they have seen advances in the field of medicine, technology, and industry quicker than any...
Polishing the Pulpit 2017 – A LONG Review

Polishing the Pulpit 2017 – A LONG Review

Introduction After attending Polishing the Pulpit for the past three years and a few times before 2015, I felt the need to share a few thoughts on Polishing the Pulpit and offer few suggestions for those looking to attend in the coming years. The Polishing the Pulpit...
6 Reasons Why I Do Not Attend Your Congregation

6 Reasons Why I Do Not Attend Your Congregation

This is written from the perspective of a visitor. A few years ago, my family and I took the entire month of February away from local ministry and travelled to various congregations, both near and far, and enjoyed some time with our brethren. We learned much about the...
What Type of Leadership Does the Church Need?

What Type of Leadership Does the Church Need?

Last night, I sat down with my journals over the past few years to reflect on the past and I ran across this short list I am made regarding the leadership of the church. I did not include a lengthy discussion, just the points as I thought of them. Take a moment and...
Five MUST NEEDS of Congregational Leadership

Five MUST NEEDS of Congregational Leadership

    As the leadership speaker and guru John Maxwell says, “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” While John Maxwell usually says this to a business crowd, the concept also applies to a congregation. Consider for a moment the congregation who hires a...

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