Joseph, Dreams, and Getting Out of a Pit

I've been thinking a lot about Joseph this past year or so. Not Joseph, the adopted dad of Jesus. No, I'm talking about Joseph- the arrogant, young leader who had a vision from God. You probably know the story: Joseph shared his God-given vision with those closest to him and what happened? He ended up … Continue reading Joseph, Dreams, and Getting Out of a Pit

Trust in the LORD

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,     and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him,     and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV) Its a Bible verse I've had memorized for almost 3 decades.  However, actually living out the truth of it is a whole other matter! Its an easy verse … Continue reading Trust in the LORD

Book Review: 7 Lessons for New Pastors

Before we can make any plans for the church, we must know the sheep well.  Take every opportunity to become familiar with members of your church. Don't rush into your action plans too quickly. - from the book 7 Lessons for New Pastors, page 96 Matthew D. Kim wrote this helpful book after his first … Continue reading Book Review: 7 Lessons for New Pastors

Book Review: Comeback Churches

An incarnational church functions as the "body of Christ" because it represents the presence of Christ in a community. - Comeback Churches, page 6 I believe that every church is planted with the desire to be an incarnational church. However, over time, many times churches get "stuck".  They operate in a way that is meaningful only … Continue reading Book Review: Comeback Churches