“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”

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: #KB17 week 3 “Actions of Adjustment”

Today I want to give you a place to start your week. It’s Monday and in the wake of a great weekend and a workweek ahead, sometimes you just need a “kickstart” to get focused.  So grab some coffee let’s start a great week together. Our current series is highlighting the shift in our giving inContinue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: #KB17 week 3 “Actions of Adjustment””

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: #KB17 week 2 “Overflow”

Today I want to give you a place to start your week. It’s Monday and in the wake of a great weekend and a workweek ahead, sometimes you just need a “kickstart” to get focused.  So grab some coffee let’s start a great week together. Our current series is highlighting the shift in our giving inContinue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: #KB17 week 2 “Overflow””

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: #KB17 week 1 “Open Hands; Deep Heart”

Today I want to give you a place to start your week. It’s Monday and in the wake of a great weekend and a workweek ahead, sometimes you just need a “kickstart” to get focused.  So grab some coffee let’s start a great week together. Our new series is highlighting the shift in our givingContinue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: #KB17 week 1 “Open Hands; Deep Heart””

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: #MYCHURCH week 4 “Product Placement”

Today I want to give you a place to start your week. It’s Monday and in the wake of a great weekend and a workweek ahead, sometimes you just need a “kickstart” to get focused.  So grab some coffee let’s start a great week together. January is about “newness.” Whether we are talking about aContinue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: #MYCHURCH week 4 “Product Placement””

Pastor to Pastor: 4 Thoughts About Wearing Your Own Shoes

Pastoring is pressure. In other news, water is wet and the Detroit Lions are disappointing. There are a number of “pressure” statements that we as pastors hear. There are very few bigger pressure statements than this one: “You have big shoes to fill.” In almost 20 years of ministry, I’ve held 3 positions and IContinue reading “Pastor to Pastor: 4 Thoughts About Wearing Your Own Shoes”

Kingdom of Generations: Notes From Today at Kfirst

Had a number of people as me if I’d share the thought from this morning from my journal: Either I am part of making a church healthy or I am part of making a church sick…It’s my choice. What would church look like if people outside of my generation made the same level of effortContinue reading “Kingdom of Generations: Notes From Today at Kfirst”

Confronting the Diva Pastor: 6 Thoughts for Pastors

A few weeks ago, I began this blog while sitting on a plane trying to make sense of something burning upon my heart. This blog is that attempt to explain a burden that I cannot let go of. After the 18 years of pastoral ministry, one thought continues to repeating come to my mind: This isn’t aboutContinue reading “Confronting the Diva Pastor: 6 Thoughts for Pastors”

Spectator Church

I do my normal Monday thing.  Well before the office opens, I sit in a undisclosed coffeehouse location and pen out messages (my fancy way of saying “I type out sermons on my computer”). I find myself reflecting on yesterday’s message points by Ron Maddux: Out of context of the story of his life, these seemContinue reading “Spectator Church”

2 Minute Devo Series: Book of Matthew Day 14

Welcome to our 2 Minute Devos.  This month we’re going through the Book of Matthew.  Take the time to read through the passage of the day and listen to the 2 Minute Devo.  Matthew 13 English Standard Version (ESV) The Parable of the Sower 13 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat besideContinue reading “2 Minute Devo Series: Book of Matthew Day 14”