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

Failure is not the End

I love this picture.  I think its a great reminder that even the most successful people in life have had their failures.  But it is not the last word.  We can dust ourselves off, learn from our mistakes, and move forward. The Bible says that for those who are in God's family, his mercies are … Continue reading Failure is not the End

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?

From Nothing to Superbowl Champion

From nothing to Super Bowl champion.  Wow.  Did you watch the Super Bowl last Sunday?  Man- it was a great game!  But I think the most powerful story to come out of that game is the story of Baltimore Ravens offensive linemen Michael Oher. Oher, whose story was made famous in the Oscar-winning film “The … Continue reading From Nothing to Superbowl Champion

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

Base Camp Postcards

As a new church plant, we've found a real benefit to sending out postcards that promote our new sermon series.  We mail to everyone on our mailing list.  I would recommend any church to do the same thing and let your people know what your upcoming sermon series will be and why they should attend.  Gotprint.net … Continue reading Base Camp Postcards

Its All About People

Moving to Wisconsin and helping plant a church has been incredibly tough but also very rewarding.  I feel like I have learned a ton these past 16 months.  I would say the one truth that has become crystal clear for me is that... its all about people. So what does that mean? Well, here's what … Continue reading Its All About People