Living as a small church Pastor: What Is My Purpose

The age old question that anyone in any position in life has to ask at some point is most likely: “What is my purpose?” In ministry this is a crucial question that has to be addressed. The role that you play in ministry needs to be defined for many reasons, and in the case ofContinue reading “Living as a small church Pastor: What Is My Purpose”

Living as a Small Church Pastor: The Dread of Monday

Sunday is not only the highlight of our week; it is when we must put our all out to the edge of burnout. We ride the Spiritual high of seeing God move in the lives of people, whom we are called to minister to. The build up of a week’s preparation has come to aContinue reading “Living as a Small Church Pastor: The Dread of Monday”

Living As A Small Church Pastor: I Relate to Small Town Life

Living as a Small Church Pastor: I Relate to Small Town Life I grew up in rural small town America, like many with in our nation. My father was a deacon in the Baptist church we attended, while my grandmother attended the Wesleyan church just down the road. Growing up I attended the Baptist church,Continue reading “Living As A Small Church Pastor: I Relate to Small Town Life”

Sunday Morning & The Battle is Before us

It is Sunday morning, and after my last week I see the battle before me. I remind myself that the prophets were rejected, but they still had to go to town when God said go. Their job was to deliver God’s message. This is never an easy task. Even in the good weeks the SatanContinue reading “Sunday Morning & The Battle is Before us”

Doing what’s right, even if I’m wrong.

In my devotions this morning I was reminded that John Wesley often admitted his wrong. It is not easy, but it is right to admit when we are wrong. Sometimes we can be wrong in the approach, but right about what it is we are trying to accomplish. These times we need great patience, whichContinue reading “Doing what’s right, even if I’m wrong.”

Leading Through the Brokeness of a Call

Standing alone is never easy. It is never easy to face a room of people, whom you think understand your position, yet begin to take sides on an issue. While God tells you in your heart and mind, “You are doing the right thing. I will take care of the hearts of people.” The screamContinue reading “Leading Through the Brokeness of a Call”

It’s why your paid the big bucks!

Being in leadership has it’s good times and it’s tough times. I have experienced great times of joy, and seeing lives chganged for the better. I have also seen decisions that had to be made, which I didn’t want to make. I recently was at a local school and there was a sign that said,Continue reading “It’s why your paid the big bucks!”