How do we Preach about Loving God?

How do we Preach about Loving God?

As Pastors we know that Jesus teaches us to love God with all of our heart, mind, soul and strength (Matthew 22:37; Luke 10:27). But when we attempt to teach this love for God to others, we run into obstacles as ministry leaders. Why is this and what can we do? Pay...
Pastoring Ministry Volunteers, Part 3

Pastoring Ministry Volunteers, Part 3

A selfie culture can radically mis-shape the way American Christians think about using their gifts and volunteering in local churches. Let’s look at three selfie influences that damage volunteer teams and ministries.   The “It’s All or Nothing Selfie” “I’m not like...
The Decision-Making Triangle

The Decision-Making Triangle

When I was a boy, the dangerous mystery surrounding the Bermuda Triangle captured my attention. Sometimes a plane or boat would enter the Triangle only to barely and frightfully get through or to disappear altogether. The riddle of the Triangle remains illusive. As a...

Pastoring Ministry Volunteers, Part 2

  In part one, we talked about how volunteers come with a story. This story shapes their expectations more than they realize. To pastor volunteers begins with managing expectations and helping future volunteers see the beauty as well as the difficulties they may...