Finding Joy in the midst of difficult circumstances can be hard, even in ministry. How do you maintain your joy in spite of the circumstances? By looking at what God is doing inside and outside the church we can maintain a new perspective on the trials we face.
Reporting from the road during our 2019 Light for the Lost tour. Praising God, thanking partners, and envisioning what could be through our missions efforts around the world!
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8 (ESV) Exiting the highway, we pulled up to… Continue Reading “Healthy Churches are Missional Churches”
I had the privilege of being a rural churches for most of my ministry and learned many valuable lessons along the way. I am thankful that God allowed us the opportunity to serve these churches and believe that there is incredible potential to what… Continue Reading “5 Benefits of Pastoring a Rural Church”
Walking the District grounds one cool December morning, I was joined by 3 groups of geese. All total there were nearly 50 who were wandering along with me. Of course, they were not all that happy that I had joined them and told me… Continue Reading “Journey Together as a Church”
“In small towns, it is imperative that we do not import an unadjusted ministry methodology from an urban context into a small town context. I call this failure to contextualize “copy + paste.” It is a seductive trap that too many church planters and… Continue Reading “Quote of the Day 12.13.17”
When I began pastoring my first church, I remember visiting with people around town, inquiring about the church that they were a part of. While there were many who gave various responses to my questions….