Tag Archive: pastor

What I Hope For When I Preach…

Here is what I pray the Holy Spirit does through my teaching each Sunday—this was said about Martyn Lloyd-Jones, a preacher in Wales & England from the 1920s—60s in a fantastic documentary (please… Continue reading

The Importance Of Attending Church Regularly…

Many Christians choose not to often attend church (i.e. larger gatherings of people to praise God and learn from God). Some believe their relationship with God is private–between them and God alone–while others have… Continue reading

Thoughts On Preparing Sermons…

. 1. Sermon prep begins with your daily lifestyle. How are you loving/serving your wife and children, your co-workers and neighbors, acquaintances and strangers? Do you put MORE time/effort/prayer into serving your family as… Continue reading

What Does A Pastor DO All Week?

. This is easily one of the most difficult questions for me to answer…even more than “Did Adam & Eve have belly buttons?” or “How could Noah forget the UNICORNS!?” 🙂 . Nevertheless,… Continue reading

My Commitment To Pastoring Elevate Church…

Dearest Brothers And Sisters of Elevate Church~ In light of your warm embrace of me and my family as well as the Holy Spirit’s clear and faithful guidance of the Board and Search… Continue reading

100 Months: The Peaks And Valleys Of Being A Pastor…

For nearly the last ten years, the LORD Almighty has blessed me to be a pastor– an announcer, apologizer, counselor, empathizer, encourager, forgiver, giver, learn-er, listen-er, mediator, pray-er, preach-er, protector, pursuer, receiver, remind-er,… Continue reading

Can Secular Work Be Spiritual?

Great recent question from a friend of mine who is feeling as if his corporate job in the marketplace/secular world is somehow a step-down from the work of a pastor or missionary. Here… Continue reading

I Want To Be A Pastor Who…

(#s 1-6 below quoted from Eugene Peterson’s memoir “The Pastor.”) “I Want To Be A Pastor Who… . 1. Prays. I want to be reflective and responsive and relaxed in the presence of… Continue reading

God’s Call To Me As A Pastor…

Passion and Results The LORD called me to full time vocational ministry to “preach the Word” (2 Timothy 4:2 NIV) in late March of 2004. After the LORD gave me these marching orders… Continue reading

So What Does A Youth Pastor DO Anyways?…

  This is arguably the most difficult question I get asked:   “So what exactly do you do during the week?”   I’m usually stumped when I hear that (and the person usually… Continue reading