Tag: Pastor

What would it take to start a new national convention?

What would it take to start a new national convention? What we need: A statement of faith narrow enough to lay down primary doctrines but broad enough to allow for secondary graces. A lock-tight, voluntary giving mechanism by which churches can pool their resources to fund missionaries, train the next generation of leaders, plant new churches, and strengthen existing churches.…

A Shepherd’s Balance

       When I was a kid, there were balance beams at almost every playground. I don’t see many of those today. All the twisted ankles and broken femurs probably had something to do with that. So like lawn darts and tetherballs, playground balance beams have become relics of our past. Too bad, really. Walking the balance beam at…

5 Joys of Being a Pastor (Mountaintop Moments)

I keep seeing articles listing the woes and struggles of pastors. While the pastorate is often extremely difficult, stretching the fabric of a man’s soul, it is also often full of mountaintop moments. I thought I’d add to this conversation a list of some of the greatest joys of being a pastor… Mountaintop Moments… Watching the power of the gospel…

3 Common Mistakes Pastor Search Committees Make

A church in pastoral transition is in an important and delicate season. How a church walks together through pastoral transition carries the potential of either unifying the body or dividing it. The weight on the shoulders of a Pastor Search Committee is intense. And they feel it constantly. It is my joy, at the SBTC, to lead the department that…

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