This past weekend I shared a stewardship message. As a part of the message, we showed a video testimony from Gerry Stolsfoos. What a great illustration of sowing and reaping!Gerry was out at Allison Park for our Annual Roundtable in June. We...

Recently, I was in contact with Dr. Wood, new General Superintendent for the U.S. Assemblies of God. In sharing about this blog, I invited him to submit a guest posting. What he shares below has been shared on another blog, but in case you haven't...

Very few pastors I know have any formal training when it comes to negotiating a compensation package. I know I've made plenty of mistakes along the way in this area of ministry, but here are a few principles that might help you speak with your...

Ralph Winter is certainly one of the top evangelical missiologists in America, so I was interested to recently read this article warning of 12 missions "mistakes." I wish the text were longer, because a few of them left me scratching my head. Maybe someone can...

I got this from evangelist Tim Enloe. It's the history of world religion in 90 seconds from a website that normally maps wars, of all places. It is oversimplified, of course, but nuancing would probably take, well, a little longer....

I heard Ed Stetzer share this week regarding the epicenters of Christianity throughout history. The heart of the church moved from Jerusalem to Antioch and then to Athens and Rome. From there it has moved throughout Europe, Southern Asia and then to America and now...

One of the best books I have read recently is the book by Andy Stanley on preaching. It is called, Communicating For A Change.Andy's homiletic is shaped by one BIG IDEA that is both transformational and memorable. Over the past six months I have...

I am spending the week at a Stadia and the Church Coaching Solutions network presenting at their Church Planter Bootcamp in Nashville. Today, special guest presenter Ed Stezer shared his thoughts regarding the future trends of church planting in America. 1. Market share of people...

We are living in a time of momentous change in the Body of Christ. Some of it is great; some of it is not so great, but let me focus on what I think is positive.A recent poll of Southern Baptist pastors and laity found...