March 28, 2019

Spiritual Reproduction

In Matthew 28:19 Jesus commands all His followers to “go and make disciples of all nations.” This is the Great Commission and is the sole purpose of the Church. But it is especially important for church leaders. They are not told to go make church members or purely invite people to come to church.  It goes far beyond that.  It means that they will need to invest themselves in the lives of those they witness to for Christ and bring to His altar.  However, they can’t possibly spend enough time with every church member or visitor they encounter. Therefore, they will need to multiply […]
March 21, 2019

Engaging Challenges to Biblical Inerrancy

Reshared with kind permission from the Table podcast.  Transcript further below.  Dr. Darrell Bock Another example of the same kind of thing, I’m concentrating on the Gospels because a lot of times, these are where the problems show up. It is text like Mark 2:1-3, 5, and 6, where we get 5 controversies literally on top of one another, one after another. They follow in sequence almost as if Mark is saying at the beginning of this Gospel, I’m going to lead off by telling you the type of things that got Jesus into trouble and they literally are one after another. […]
March 19, 2019

2 Critical Characteristics of Veteran Pastors

Reshared with kind permission from Aaron Buer of Breeze Church Recently I found myself in a fascinating conversation with a pastor who is in his 4th decade of ministry and still thriving in his role. How someone survives this long with a heart alive to God and a passion for people and the church is something I’m deeply interested in. I’m guessing you are as well. Two moments in, this conversation shocked me and revealed the character qualities required for such a long and faithful run in ministry. I’m hoping these ideas will be helpful to you. So, here’s what […]
March 12, 2019

How to Handle Criticism in Life & Leadership

If you are new to leadership, you might wonder why you get criticized. The reality is if you are a leader in any capacity, that is the only requirement to get criticized. If you are a leader and I’m using the word leader to define someone who is out in front of a church or organization, casting a vision for the future, leading people there. If you are at that person, it means you are pushing the status quo; you are most likely making changes of some kind. If you preach on a weekly basis, you are challenging people to […]
March 7, 2019

The Struggle is Real: 4 truths every pastor needs to apply to be healthy.

(and I mean, the struggle is real.) Today I heard the most heartbreaking story. A pastor friend whom we hadn’t seen and heard of in more than a decade finally agreed to meet up with my husband and I. We had only heard rumors here and there, and tried on many occasions to reach out to him then, only to face a dead end. Today, he met us. It was true, he had left the pastorate. It was true, he had cut off all his connections with the church community and his Christian friends. It was true,  he had walked […]
March 5, 2019

Coaching Using the IGROW Method: Interview with Craig Glassock (Part 3 of 3)

Resharing with kind permission from Leadership Resources.  This is Part Three of a series. Read Part One or Part Two. Listen to the interview here or read the transcript below. Audio Player KH: When you were with our staff, you shared a method called the IGROW method for coaching. Can you give us a two- or three-minute overview of that? CG: One of the classic coaching methods is the GROW method which stands for: What’s the Goal? What’s the Reality of the situation? What Options do you have? What’s the Way forward? Experts have added: What’s the Issue up front? (Thus, IGROW.) I like to use the IGROW […]