Over the past few weeks images of death, destruction, and anger have filled the screens of our phones and televisions. In America, this is nothing
Life has changed drastically over the last couple weeks. Sure, some of the normal routines continue. My kids still wake up about half an hour
One important characteristic of a successful church planter is the ability to handle finances well. Most church planting organizations require a church planter to have
When I am studying, collecting ideas, mind-mapping thoughts, and prayerfully working on the sermons I preach, I have a number of goals that are in the back of my mind. Here are 5 of my goals:
A seasoned pastor once told me, “Ministry can be broken down into two categories: difficult and more difficult.” I’m not convinced that his pessimistic outlook
Isolation and loneliness are issues most pastors struggle with when it comes to ministering in rural communities. Plus, multiplying a small town church can feel
Small towns are unique; they have a sense of community, of belonging that is usually unlike larger cities. While most large cities have some kind
As people who are led by the Holy Spirit and continually asking “What is the Father doing?”, it’s easy to find ourselves in unexpected places.
Church Planters flourish when they are mentored, challenged, and supported in the kingdom work that they’re doing. Bi-vocational planters especially want to know that someone
Sharing the Kingdom means communicating God’s love in action to our neighbors. To be a healthy church, an evangelistic church, we have to begin by
During the two years that my wife and I prayerfully discerned a call to plant a church, we attempted to ready ourselves for bi-vocational ministry.
Being a church planter and the pastor of a small church, I always hoped we would some day be able to send out and support