We have all heard various statistics bantered about regarding the length of time pastors remain in one position. I've heard everything from the average is 18 months to 4 years. Of course, the length is affected by the definitions and scope applied to any study that produces these statistics. I've also heard the study that … Continue reading Stubborn or Steadfast
I readily admit I can be a hothead. I have a temper. It has gotten me into trouble more than once in my life for sure. I am also a control freak. Trust me, these two attributes do not play well together. When I first started out in ministry over 20 years ago, I had … Continue reading Managing… Me
Leaders have a huge responsibility: not just in what they lead, but in how they live. 20 years ago, we were led to believe by many in media that what a leader does in private does not matter. However, we have seen over and over again that does not hold true. I just found out … Continue reading No one is immune…
Some time back I heard Jud Willhite make this comment: "There is a difference between growing church and growing people." I think we lose sight of that sometimes. Well, I have at least. God never called me or anyone else to grow a church. In fact, He clearly said that He will build the church. … Continue reading What are we growing?