Protect and Serve

“Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you–guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.”  2 Timothy 1:14 (NIV) As ministers of the gospel, one of our duties and responsibilities is the safe-keeping and guarding of the message of Jesus Christ and the Word of God.  It’s not only […]

Answering the Call

>I’ve never met a leader who’s not had to count the cost of answering the call. In order to live in the sweet spot of who they are and what God has graced them to be able to do and accomplish, they’ve had to say no to some pretty great opportunities along the way. But […]

What You Might See and Where It Might Come From

>There’s a great blog I’ve been following, Neighborhood Churches dot blogspot dot com, that “Bob McGrath” put together as he attends 50 different churches this year and comments on what he experiences in these diverse traditions and churches. As I read about his experiences and observations I’m left wondering about what he might write of […]

Megachurch Minister Reveals His Homosexual Orientation

> Watch live streaming video from bishopjimswilley at This video is a little long, but please take it all in. And then let us all know what you think. This is a major issue in the church today and one not to be ignored or dismissed. It’s important that we look at homosexuality within […]


>I’m asking for your responses on this one. How important is the issue of headship in the church? For those of you who may be unfamiliar with headship, it is the idea that the leadership of the church directly impacts those under them. So, for example, if the leadership is personally growing and changing, then […]

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Teaching Obedience

>The past few days I’ve been pondering a certain phrase in Jesus’ great commission to the disciples in Matthew 28:18-20. “And Jesus came and spoke to them saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of […]


>I recently took the “Determine Your Ministry Age” quiz in the current issue of Leadership magazine. My ministry age is 42 which means I am a pragmatic leader. I fully expected myself to be in one of the other categories–younger or traditional–but not pragmatic seeing as how I answered in those other two categories almost […]

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