Your Leadership Priority: Relax!

One of my privileges as a pastor is to help small group leaders thrive. Over the past few weeks, I’ve thought about this question: “What is the one piece of advice you’d give to a small group leader?” What’s your answer? Here’s mine: Relax! Of course, be faithful to the Scriptures, preach the gospel, love people. Yes. Yes. Yes….

Readers for Your Reading Pleasure

A while back I compiled a few “readers.” A “reader” is a compilation of shorter works (article, essay, blog, chapters, etc.) on a particular subject. Here are all four of them in one place. If you are a pastor, ministry leader, or just a curious person, you might find this list of resources helpful. These readers…

Review: Innovation’s Dirty Little Secret

Larry Osborne. Innovation’s Dirty Little Secret: Why Serial Innovators Succeed Where Others Fail. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2013. $15.96 (Amazon). 176 pp. Larry Osborne’s latest book, Innovation’s Dirty Little Secret, was intriguing to me because in my new pastoral role, I know I’ll be doing some innovating in several areas. Thankfully, Osborne’s book proved to be a wealth…

A Church Leadership Reader

Church leadership is also known as “polity.” Polity is the old, technical word for a form government. In a church context, it refers to the management, organization, and structures of authority (i.e. leadership). Here are several articles I have found helpful when it comes to church leadership/polity. What is the relationship between the elders and…

Some Things I’m Learning Right Now

I work full-time as a privately supported pastoral intern at my church.  I am coaching small group leaders and have duties with our small group ministry, but most of my days are consumed with learning.  Seminary will “officially” start on August 22 when I begin my first online class through Liberty Theological Seminary. But in…