Where is my identity found? If I am honest this has been the question I have wrestled with the most these last few months. In June I resigned from the church I pastored for 11 years to take a new ministry position. I am no longer a pastor of a local congregation and what I … Continue reading The Importance of Identity
Morning Before the sun even rises I lay in bed and the burdens and the joys of this calling fill my heart and mind. I swing my legs over the side of the bed and pray a quick prayer. “This is your day, Lord. Give me eyes to see, ears to hear, and a heart … Continue reading Another Day
One of my favorite podcasts is The Calling produced by Christianity Today. Every episode the host, Richard Clark, ends the interview with one question, “if you could go back in a time machine and tell your younger self one thing, what would it be?” I have been thinking about this question lately. I … Continue reading Advice On Ministry For My Younger Self
Small church pastors I want you to know you matter. Your ministry matters. Your church matters. We don’t hear this affirmation much in our church world where it seems bigness is next to godliness. Ministry success to many is defined by how many people attend your church and how big your “platform” can be. We … Continue reading A Message To Small Church Pastors: Your Ministry Matters!
An Open Letter To Texas Baptist Denominational Leaders: As a pastor I receive both of our state conventions publications including The Baptist Standard*(The Baptist Standard is not technically a publication of the BGCT) and the SBTC Texan. The magazines and papers you create and the websites you run are all informative and helpful for knowing … Continue reading To BGCT and SBTC Leaders