“I’m collateral damage…” 4 Thoughts for Pastor’s Schedules

These three words stopped me in my tracks yesterday and broke my heart. While on my way to a highly packed and anticipated schedule, the most unexpected moment happened. When I’m in certain a part of our state, I try to frequent a very unique store. Every item sold has a story and a mission.Continue reading ““I’m collateral damage…” 4 Thoughts for Pastor’s Schedules”

Pastor to Pastor: 4 Ways to Develop Your Preaching Voice

My name is Dave, I am a natural introvert who absolutely loves to preach. Sounds odd doesn’t it? My craft and my demeanor don’t come natural; both have been (and still are) in a stage of development. Don’t get me wrong, I still have my reserved or withdrawn tendencies. But the nature of my vocationContinue reading “Pastor to Pastor: 4 Ways to Develop Your Preaching Voice”

Pastoring in a Vacuum: 4 Ways to Invite Much Needed Connection

In my backpack, apart from my laptop, you’ll find 3 essentials. My iPad, my journal, and a book I’m reading (don’t judge me for not saying “bible” as it’s always accessible on my phone and/or tablet). The reasons for these three: My iPad for my bible and my tunes A book positions me to be stretchedContinue reading “Pastoring in a Vacuum: 4 Ways to Invite Much Needed Connection”

20 Years of Ministry, 20 Lessons I’ve Learned, and So Much More to Grasp

This week marks a monumental week for Anne and myself. 20 years ago, we began this ministry journey together. May 4, 1997 marks our first official day of ministry as pastors (insert Star Wars Day jokes and puns). I remember pacing the hallway in the office area prior to the service that day. College graduation was justContinue reading “20 Years of Ministry, 20 Lessons I’ve Learned, and So Much More to Grasp”

“Peace out” 4 Thoughts on Leaving a Church Community

Of all of the topics pastors have asked me to write on, this one has come up a lot lately. Now let me say: I write this blog from a very full heart and a very good place. This month, Anne and I celebrated completing 8 years at Kfirst. We are in a great season in our churchContinue reading ““Peace out” 4 Thoughts on Leaving a Church Community”

“This is my pastor”: 2 Simple Pastor Lessons from 4 Powerful Words

I. Am. Wrecked. I’m literally beginning this blog in the parking lot of a coffeehouse trying to reign in my emotions. When something hits you to the soul, you can’t just pass it by without processing it first. Something just took place 15 minutes ago that has left me undone. There are four spoken words thatContinue reading ““This is my pastor”: 2 Simple Pastor Lessons from 4 Powerful Words”

Pastor to Pastor: 9 Thoughts to Navigate Ministerial Generational Differences

In 2005, I took a team of young people to England to minister to the community of Peterborough. It was an amazing week of ministry. And on our “free day,” we spent 24 hours in London. Honestly, 1 day, is in no way, enough time for such a historic city. In the subway, there isContinue reading “Pastor to Pastor: 9 Thoughts to Navigate Ministerial Generational Differences”

Pastor to Pastor: 10 Ways I Keep My Passion to Pastor

From the get-go: If you are a pastor struggling with your passion, then I am writing this to encourage you. I love being a pastor. And, more specifically, I love pastoring Kfirst. I don’t just say that flippantly. I’m not just speaking by faith some word into existence hoping my feelings catch up to it. Nor amContinue reading “Pastor to Pastor: 10 Ways I Keep My Passion to Pastor”

Chips are Bad for the Heart: 4 Reasons Why You Can’t Minister with a Chip on Your Shoulder

I think most people can admit that, deep down, you have a love for chip.  Save your comments on saturated fats and cholesterol, I know they’re not healthy, but can we just admit, that apart from the health factors, chips taste amazing? As you are reading this, most likely you are imagining not just aContinue reading “Chips are Bad for the Heart: 4 Reasons Why You Can’t Minister with a Chip on Your Shoulder”

Kingdom Health: 3 Pastoral Lessons from the Vineyard

One of the strategies of preaching that I’ve really tried to learn from Jesus’ example was the ability to connect the Kingdom to present surroundings/experiences. He was a master at helping to give people understanding by turning people’s attention to things like fields, birds, lost coins, and sheep. A tangible metaphor helped explain the Kingdom in a way that peopleContinue reading “Kingdom Health: 3 Pastoral Lessons from the Vineyard”