My Friend Leon: 3 Ways You can Get Community in Your Life

Last Sunday, I was doing an introduction for a friend who was bringing the message at Kfirst. Jp Dorsey brought an outstanding word to our congregation that I have been chewing on ever since the weekend. If you were not able to join us, check it out here. In my intro for Jp, there was aContinue reading “My Friend Leon: 3 Ways You can Get Community in Your Life”

Be in the Room: Billy Graham and the Necessity of Mentors

My heart is torn in a beautiful way. It’s the only way I know how to describe the state of my soul when someone passes from a limited/partial understanding of Jesus into the absolute fullness of that Hope. Within me, there is a part of me that mourns the loss of a giant. The otherContinue reading “Be in the Room: Billy Graham and the Necessity of Mentors”

“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 Don’t get me wrong, I still have my reserved or withdrawn tendencies.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”

Pastor to Pastor: 5 Thoughts to Dealing with Disappointment

“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” Proverbs 4:23 I’m a “question-asker.” As a person who has an insatiable desire to grow, to me, it’s one of the best ways to learn. It gives me “selah moments” (selah means stop, pause, wait, and be ready to respond). And each opportunityContinue reading “Pastor to Pastor: 5 Thoughts to Dealing with Disappointment”

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”