What Is The Best Ministry Title To Use?

What Is The Best Ministry Title To Use?

What do people call you at church? Does it really matter to you, to them or to God? Titles seem to be more important to the modern church than they were to the first century church. For example, consider how the Apostle Paul typically introduces himself (and his team)...

What I Am Most Thankful For

What I Am Most Thankful For

Nobody has a perfect life, so there will always be something legitimate for us to complain about. Inspired by the Pilgrims, we set aside a day to thank God for the blessings in our lives - so I'll prime the pump for you with this brief post about what I am most...

The Reformation Started as a Conversation

The Reformation Started as a Conversation

/ Martin Luther did not set out to start a movement. The Reformation all started with a conversation, or scheduled debate, among his professor peers. Luther entered an Augustinian monastery in 1505 and began reading the New Testament in the original Greek. He...

Paul Powell Legacy Library

Paul Powell Legacy Library

My childhood pastor Paul W. Powell, was a great pastor and communicator. His successor at Green Acres, Dr. David Dykes has created the online Paul Powell Legacy Library to ensure that this treasure of insights was not lost. The online Library contains a growing number...

Are You a Church Planter or a Pirate?

Are You a Church Planter or a Pirate?

I assume the best of motives for pastors and lay-people who desire to plant a new campus or church without hurting other local churches. There are some inevitable mistakes every church planter or planting church will make, but some mis-steps have further reaching...

4 Ways to Blow Your Ministry Exit

4 Ways to Blow Your Ministry Exit

I have several pastor friends who are looking down the barrel of retirement. Some are fearlessly excited about their next chapter of life and ministry. Some are flat out frightened by the whole idea of leaving the pastorate. All of us want to finish strong one day...

A Flood of Relief

A Flood of Relief

When the largest rainstorm in U.S. history evoked historic flooding, it also triggered a flood of relief - which has been beautiful to watch. It has been one week since Harvey landed as a category 4 hurricane in Texas. Today he is still pestering neighborhoods like...

Confessions of a Neithervert

Confessions of a Neithervert

When people ask me if I am an introvert or extrovert, I confess that I never really know what to say. That is like asking if I am for Auburn or Alabama. How about neither? Today I am speaking up for those who have no obvious affinity to introversion or extroversion by...

8 Tips to Help You Disciple Your Kids

8 Tips to Help You Disciple Your Kids

Guest post by Brian Dembowczyk  My oldest son, Joshua, took up soccer this past spring and will continue this fall. My wife and I have really enjoyed watching him play, and even as a beginner at the age of 12, he seems like he has the temperament, body frame, and...

What Promises Did You Make At Your Wedding?

What Promises Did You Make At Your Wedding?

In a couple of months Janet and I are going to Europe to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. She has earned this trip! In an unapologetic effort to rack up even more marriage points, I will start a new 4 week sermon series this Sunday called VOWS in the church I...