Let’s Be Free.

I want to share a truth with you today that can set you free—free from bondage, guilt and condemnation. It can set you free to live in victory and be everything God created you to be. This is a truth that is the very foundation of your faith. When you really begin to understand this…

You Will Run and Not Be Weary.

There are times when something horrible happens and we don’t think we can go on. Maybe we’ve failed so bad that we can’t ever go back to what we were doing. You might think you are too old to start something new. You start feeling like life is over, that there is nothing for you. Thankfully,…

Do We Walk The Walk?

Change is coming to the church. Have you noticed it yet? I sure do. I’m starting to see a new reformation happen and I’m so excited. It’s a reconnect to grace and the gospel, which is something that I believe has been lost over time.  Let me explain this a bit, and I want pastors…

How Can I Help?

What can we do for the leaders who have just had a big sin exposed? Certainly not condemn them or toss them to the side. Would you call them? What would you do if your pastor went in front of the congregation this Sunday and said that he’s been lying about something in his life…

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…

A Revelation of Forgiveness.

I was watching some Christian TV the last few weeks and I found a recurring theme about their interpretation of forgiveness. Actually, being involved in restoration ministry has always opened my eyes as to how people view forgiveness. I’ve seen elders toss Pastors for having too many outside friends. I’ve seen church workers exited from…

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…

I’m a Sheep…what do I do?

Over the years, my wife and I have had quite a meetings with people in churches or organizations about the subject of “what do I do” when a pastor’s sin is discovered. It’s not an easy answer because the answers can change from situation to situation. My goal here is to give a few, definitely…

What about condemnation?

The primary purpose of the Lost Shepherds blog is to help pastors get back on their feet, deal with their sins and start moving forward in God’s appointed direction for their lives, whether that includes ministry or not. I want those that have been wrongly exited from their church to realize that there is still…

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…