I appreciate Ron Johnson over at Small Church Connections, and often find that his encouragement and resources for small churches
A few weeks ago, I received an email about a new book to be published next year on women in
Instead of a regular article this week, I’m excited to share the following press release from MennoMedia. This is a
How do you introduce change to a congregation and bring people along with you, especially when that change is from
Now I sense that the Spirit is blowing me in a new direction, to complete my ministry at Emmanuel and
How are we to engage the world of mission without being overwhelmed? As a local church, we have supported mission
A few years ago, I wrote “My 22 Best Practices in 22 Years of Pastoral Ministry,” and each year since then I’ve added another best practice. Now in honour of my 25 years of pastoral ministry, I add one more: Know when it’s time to say good-bye.
Leaders have to know who they are. . . . When everything else crumbles and when you are in situations of disillusionment, when plans haven’t worked out, when colleagues have disappointed you, there’ll come those times when you say, “Why am I doing this?” At that point, what is needed is a deep and abiding sense of God’s call.