The Pressure Of The Pastorate

The Pressure Of The Pastorate

In order to truly flourish, pastors need authentic and safe friendships.


Wow. I spoke with another friend and megachurch pastor who was removed from his church last month. As a leadership coach and pastor to pastors, it breaks my heart and causes me to lose sleep every time. What happened? Nothing really. Life. The gravitational pull. Pressure. Pride. That’s what happened.

Before Flooding Louisiana With 'Help,' Read This

Before Flooding Louisiana With 'Help,' Read This

Suggestions that will help you help without causing unintentional harm.


Thinking of jumping in your car and driving to Louisiana to help those affected by the flood? Wondering how you could mail some food or hand-me-down clothes to help? If you answered yes — don’t do it.

Yet, that is.

Saturday Is For Seminars: Church of the Beloved, Jackson (MS), and Tennessee

Saturday Is For Seminars: Church of the Beloved, Jackson (MS), and Tennessee

Join me in Chicago (IL), Jackson (MS), or Brentwood (TN) this coming week.


242 Network Multiply Series – August 25, 2016 – Brandon, MS

BGCE Vision Gathering & Dinner – August 25, 2016 – Jackson, MS

Reaching the Nations – August 26-27, 2016 – Brentwood, TN

Coming Soon

How Resources Changed My Mind

How Resources Changed My Mind

The books we read and allow to influence us hold great importance, for good or bad.


Evangelism in Post-Christian Western Europe: Six Insights

Evangelism in Post-Christian Western Europe: Six Insights

What can American Evangelicals learn from their European counterparts in regards to evangelism?


Three Reminders As We Dialogue For The Common Good

Three Reminders As We Dialogue For The Common Good

Three simple and biblical ways to wisely engage with our neighbors and our culture, regardless of how difficult an issue is.


An Invitation To Our First Billy Graham Center Vision Gathering

An Invitation To Our First Billy Graham Center Vision Gathering

We are building a Center that is rock solid on a vision to build One Body of Christ that shows & shares Jesus well in our broken and hurting world. Join us August 25 in Jackson, MS, to learn more!


Are We Talking Past Each Other? 3 Tips For Talking Faith With Friends & Neighbors

Are We Talking Past Each Other? 3 Tips For Talking Faith With Friends & Neighbors

It is past time we return to the basics if we are to relate to those around us in a way they will understand who God is and what it means to follow Him.


When we send missionaries across an ocean, we know they will need to spend months learning not only a new language, but also new attitudes, customs, and expectations.

Saturday Is For Seminars: Two Events Near Jackson, MS, and Reaching the Nations

Saturday Is For Seminars: Two Events Near Jackson, MS, and Reaching the Nations

Join me at our first BGCE Vision Gathering & Dinner, the 242 Network, and Reaching the Nations


242 Network Multiply Series – August 25, 2016 – Brandon, MS

BGCE Vision Gathering & Dinner – August 25, 2016 – Jackson, MS

Reaching the Nations – August 26-27, 2016 – Brentwood, TN

Weekend Edition - August 12, 2016

Weekend Edition - August 12, 2016

Church revitalization, honoring a family of five, Phil Ryken, church signs, and more!


What I Have Learned From 5 Years of Church Revitalization: Part One – Jonathan Akin

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