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:
I’d love to share some thoughts, confessions, and questions I wrote while on a retreat about what it’s like to be a pastor in a
On the day before I was ordained as a co-lead pastor, I was uncertain, insecure, and afraid. I was an educated, competent speech pathologist specializing
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
Calling feels like a rumble. It moves inside you and rustles around until you pay attention to it. In 2013, I was feeling the rumble.
My husband and I had been attending a Vineyard church for a little over a year when we went to our first Vineyard conference—Cause Con
Do you want to know who was the most challenging person on our church plant team? I was. By far. Sure, there were really sweet
No matter how well you plan, how much time you invest, or how well you communicate to the community, church transitions are never easy.
Collaborative leadership is becoming increasingly more common. Companies and organizations are noticing that diverse partnerships that spread power and leadership are often more creative, healthy,
Ten years ago, I said yes to preaching my first sermon. I said yes mostly because I had already said no more than a few
I grew up in a religious community that did not believe in Jesus but lived by the law of the Old Testament. Despite not knowing
Church planting is a wild ride with ever-changing relationships and the need for fast and flexible movement. When our family was planting our church, we