Thanks for your writing about falling, Pastor. I love your kind and Pastoral heart on the matter. I can only imagine the stuff you need to hear and work through there in the office you hold, and it is so comforting to see (again) that...

I Fell; Confessions of a PreacherIt happened so suddenly! There was no warning. Everything was fine. I was doing everything I knew to do and yet, it happened. Down I went.No I am not talking about a moral failure. I was on a walk, working...

Every so often, I do a complete life re-evaluation. I look at my priorities, my schedule, and my energy-drainers, and try to realign to gain the greatest effectiveness and healthy. Sometimes I am involved in coaching another pastor on their life planning or ...

One of the desires we have for the Penn-Del District is to resource you. Of course, most of the time we are connecting you to existing resources of which you may not be aware. There's more out there than we often realize.Actually, there is quite...

Maybe many of you have already seen this data, but for those who have not--I thought I would pass this along. Leadership Network just released a study about current trends in church planting. There are some really encouraging facts stated here.First of all,...

Jeff, I join with Gerry in thanking you for posting the Hawkins video.An even scarier thought than that we are not meeting deeply felt needs is that American Christians seem themselves as little more than weekend church consumers.Here is a book review of "Shopping for...

Jeff, I found that Reveal video interesting. And frightening. And then funny.Interesting in looking at the different people that we serve in our churches. Frightening in that the one group of people least likely to be enjoying our churches, is the group that identifies themselves...

The team at Willow Creek has launched a new website called REVEAL. The are in the process of doing research about what is truly effective in making 'fully devoted followers'.Greg Hawkins, their Executive Pastor, talks very openly in this online video about what has been...

From the days of Elijah and Elisha onward, prophetic leaders have recognized the importance and urgency of developing and investing in the next generation of leaders through educational efforts. The Elisha narrative of the floating axe head illustrates the marvel of the miraculous in the...