Category: Pastoring; Ministry; Leadership


How Does Clarity in Church Mission Reinforce Clarity in Preaching?

Here is just about the highest accolade I can give to Will Mancini, church consultant, author, and founder of Auxano:  my wife Julie ALWAYS says she wants to meet him in person because after he brought his brand of coaching to Good Shepherd, I began to sleep so much better at night.  By my count, that’s a full decade of good slumber! read more

A Sermon Flashback

While I was delivering a sermon a couple of weeks ago, I had a sudden flashback to what one of my seminary professors said in 1988: read more

The Polarities Of Pastoring

In the aftermath of a memorial service that we held last week, I began thinking about how different tasks in ministry require vastly different mindsets. read more