One of the more frustrating things about being a pastor is people who are difficult to deal with, usually because they are negative about everything. Thankfully, I deal with this less often the longer I am with the church.
Having participated in two church plants as a planter, and now working with church planters on a regular basis in a coaching capacity, I know first hand the fears associated with planting a church. It’s a leap of faith and one God is calling many to these days.
How do you effectively change an established culture? In addition to church planting, I have had the honor of pastoring a few churches over 100 years old. With church planting we established the culture. In the already established churches they were well established long before I arrived. I knew, however, that if the church was going … Continued
Having been a church planter twice, I understand the unique challenges facing planters. They are constantly struggling with leadership issues, finances and simply knowing what to do next. I’d love to offer a word of encouragement for church planters. Recently I had a conversation with a church planter friend in Chicago. He’s in hard soil … Continued
Eric Metaxas believes that culture is at a “paradigm-shifting moment,” with science and archeology increasingly pointing to the existence of God — and those opposed to Christianity aren’t “going to like it.” “We’ve all lived at a time when not only is the trend that science is pointing us away from God, but we’ve been … Continued