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The Leader Sets the Bar for the Organization

The leader sets the bar for the organization. If you are a leader you have the responsibility of establishing parameters by which your organization will be successful. Of course, Jesus sets the bar for the church. He is our standard. But God allows people to lead,...

3 Biggest Challenges for Every Church Planter

As a result of planting two churches, I’ve spoken with dozens of people wrestling with a call to be a church planter.  They want to discuss the biggest challenges they will face in planting. The challenges are the same almost every time. These are usually...

7 Ways Pastors and Spouses Can Find True Friends

Pastors and spouses can find true friends. Really, they can. Of course, people talk. People gossip. People love to share what they hear. And that’s true of what they hear from a pastor too. So, if the pastor talks about personal life, shares a concern –...

7 Ways I Protect My Family Life as a Pastor

If a pastor is not careful, the weight of everyone else’s problems will take precedence over the issues and concerns of the pastor’s immediate family. I see it frequently among pastors I encounter. An effective pastor long-term will learn to protect the...