What A Difference 12 Months Make!

As I looked back over the last 12 months, I was amazed at all that God had done in our lives! He has proved himself faithful and walked with us through the dark nights and been there with us as we celebrated new life and growth and change. A few of the big changes in the … Continue reading What A Difference 12 Months Make!

Its Been A Wild Ride

This past Sunday our church went multi-site and we had over 200 people connecting or reconnecting with God! Less than two years ago, we felt God call our family to move from Denver, CO to Madison, WI to help change the spiritual climate of this city by planting churches.  It has been a wild ride! … Continue reading Its Been A Wild Ride

10 Real Reasons Pastors Quit

More than 1,700 pastors leave the ministry every month.  Wow. I ran across this blog that shared some reasons why good pastors leave the ministry: Here are 10 common reasons pastors quit too soon. 1. Discouragement. Fifty percent of pastors report feeling so discouraged they would leave the ministry if they could. Complaints speak louder … Continue reading 10 Real Reasons Pastors Quit

Dealing with Discouragement

We all face seasons of doubt and discouragement.  Its just a natural part of the journey of life. As a leader and a pastor- I know its normal to feel discouraged but it doesn't make it any easier! Some thoughts for leaders (including myself!) who might be facing discouragement: 1.) We Have an Enemy Helping … Continue reading Dealing with Discouragement

What Would Yoda Say About Discipleship?

Do or do not.  There is no try.  Or, at least, that what Yoda said.  Here's the question- Are you reproducing yourself? Not- are you trying to raise up leaders? No- are you actually doing it? Wherever you are in life- its so important to train up others to take your place.  To work yourself … Continue reading What Would Yoda Say About Discipleship?

Book Review: The Pastor by Eugene Peterson

For some reason, it took me about eighteen months to get through The Pastor by Eugene Peterson.  It probably had something to do with the fact that in that time frame we moved from Colorado to Wisconsin, helped plant a new church, I finished my M.A. in Theological Studies, and my wife and I had … Continue reading Book Review: The Pastor by Eugene Peterson