Authentically You

What makes Authentically You unique over other teachings about how to overcome the “not enough” feeling? The Authentically You process is unique in that it does not give long lists of steps that are somehow supposed to change your thinking. It is based on the truth...

Pastor’s Marriage, Part 1

Debbie and I have been married a long time. And we’ve learned a thing or two about making a great marriage when not everything is great. We had gotten to the place where we almost never argued, and most of the time we’d rather be with each other than with anyone else...

Pastor’s Marriage, Part 2

Pastor, marriage is under attack. Your marriage is under attack. Spiritually speaking, you have a bullseye drawn on your back, and Satan has you in his crosshairs. The enemy knows that if he can get you, he can have many in your congregation for free. Keeping your...

Why Good Godly Leaders Should Repent

You are a pastor. You love Jesus and you give your life away daily to help others find and follow Christ. Some days you do it better than others, but you are who you are because you have taken up your cross and are following Jesus. If you are like me, for the most...

Preaching with Confidence While Feeling Like a Hypocrite

How can you preach with confidence while feeling like a hypocrite? That’s like asking how to run fast on a broken leg. The truth is… you can’t! What do you do if you are a preacher and you feel like a hypocrite? The way I see it, you only have four options:...

Your Words Matter

Like most people, you probably think what you say on Sunday morning doesn’t make much of a difference. You aren’t the preacher. You don’t lead worship. So, what difference do your words make? If you are like most, you probably think your words matter very little. But...

How to Stay Encouraged in Ministry

How much does it take to discourage you? How do you stay encouraged? If you don’t have a proven practice to stay encouraged in ministry your leadership will have all the ups and downs of a roller coaster. Aside from burnout there is the daily grind that wears on a...

Pastor Sabbatical: Why You Need It

If you’ve been in the ministry for five years or more, you’ve felt it. Weariness and depression settle in slowly like a cold, dark cloud until the light of vision is gone. Like a drowning victim, you rise to catch a breath and fight on, but in time, you go under...

A Pastor’s Guide to Delegation

I woke up early this morning, had my quiet time, and began working on my own ministry. I was quickly reminded why leaders must become proficient at the skill of delegating. I have more vision than I have capacity, and so do you. I think life and ministry are like this...