Don’t Forget to Change!

As I walk with pastors and leaders through their restoration process I’ve noticed that many go back to their old ways of teaching and leading. It’s frustrating to say the least. While we’ve all been given unlimited opportunities in our lives, when someone is coming off of a traumatic sin or failure and they’ve gotten…

How Do You See Things?

In dealing with problems in the church we are always looking to the scriptures to get some guidance on how to properly handle things. In my reading I always love how Jesus is loving and practical when there is a problem, He goes straight to the solution! He doesn’t mess around. He isn’t looking for…

Help During the Holidays

As we are now in the holiday season I want to encourage many of you who feel alone, rejected or tossed aside by something that has happened at your church or ministry. It may have been your fault, it may be that you were rejected for your behavior, or maybe you were the victim of…

Holding Each Other Accountable. Really?

The Bible teaches us to obey our spiritual leaders. They have been given the task of watching over us and helping us discover God’s purpose and grace in our lives. But we have to understand this with the reality that our spiritual leaders are called to equip God’s people to do His work and to…

If You’ve Fallen You Have A Precious Gift

It seems that when someone falls in life, especially ministry, that we kick them to the curb and consider them damaged goods. We might even say they’ve “fallen from grace”, which really means that someone has forgotten about the love of Jesus, but that’s another time. I think we need to start looking at these…

Your Time Has Been Served. Move On.

Prison. What is the purpose of it? It’s to get the person to repent, change their mind, rehabilitate the person so they won’t do it again. Right?┬áSo…when a fellow Christian sins, regardless of their position, when disciplined or corrected, isn’t the goal to get them to repent of what they’ve done? Basically, change their mind…

We Move On!

“For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” – Hebrews 8:12 I’ve been overwhelmed with responses from my posts regarding restoration of fallen ministry leaders. Some of them are curious. Some confused. Some kinda ticked off. I’ve been quick to give them the…

Come as You Are

As I have grown and matured in the things of God I have realized that the idea that people have to be “right” before they can worship Jesus is man’s tradition, it’s nothing that can be found in scriptures. Over the years I’ve heard things like this, “if I went to church the walls would…

Grace as Bible class…really?

Grace is not a bible school topic…it IS the reason FOR bible school! It’s the gospel, the good news about Jesus. How can we make the reason for Christianity and redemption a single topic? It’s the center of everything we as teachers and believers of Jesus should be speaking out. Let’s not treat grace this…

Some scary stats for Pastors…

Hey Pastors! You are not alone. If you are not a pastor and reading this, maybe it will cause you to take another look at that guy in front who seems to be invincible and perfect. When I first started compiling stats on personal profiles on pastors I was shocked…but more shocked to find that…

In the beginning….

I’ve always wanted to start a blog, but as a pastor I didn’t want to make it just another place to spread my opinion. This is not an ego thing as many blogs are. What I wanted to create was a place that other Pastors (and those in ministry) to come and gather a little…