7 Ways I Protect My Ministry and Marriage From an Affair

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This is an updated version of a previous post.

It’s needed.

It seems every day we hear of another big name celebrity, politician or pastor that has fallen into the temptation of lust and had an affair. I think it is dangerous for any leader to assume this could never happen [...] Continue Reading…

7 Suggestions When Your Life is in Drama

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Cheryl and I were watching a drama show on television once — I don’t even remember which show it was — but the character’s lives were filled with marriage problems, health issues and work problems. Drama.

Funny how we tend to enjoy shows watching other people’s drama. Maybe that’s [...] Continue Reading…

7 Ways I Help Ministry From Being Impacted by Introversion

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I love people. Truly. It’s one reason I believe God called me into ministry. I love the people He loves. Even the rotten ones. :)

But, I’m also an introvert.

And, yes, that makes me an introverted pastor. Of a large church.

And, it happens more often than you might [...] Continue Reading…

7 of the Biggest Pitfalls of Being an Introvert as a Pastor

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I am an introvert.

From all public appearances on Sunday morning — and with my frequent activity in the community — that surprises people.

But in my private life and with those closest to me there is no questioning of that fact. If anything, I have become even more [...] Continue Reading…

4 Reasons Leadership Development Doesn’t Occur

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Most churches admit they need more leaders. I have never met a pastor who would say they didn’t need more leaders, but I’ve met hundreds who are desperate for new leaders.

The Bible says to make disciples. That’s should be our goal for every believer in the church. But, the [...] Continue Reading…