10 Keys to Pastoring Through a Pandemic

Many of you reading this haven’t gathered with your local church recently. This will probably be the new normal for at least a few more weeks. Every aspect of life is different today, and that’s certainly true of churches. But, remember, the church is not where you go, it’s who you are. As you consider […]

Guest Viewpoint: There Will Be More Tears

“I don’t know.” That was the only answer I could muster, choking back tears as I sat in the newly vacant office down the hall from mine. The Tolberts had just finished packing. Luke’s office was empty, and he had turned in his keys. Luke Tolbert was our student and discipleship pastor for seven years. […]

The Most Terrifying Sentence in Ministry

“I wish my husband was more like you.” It is a frightening sentence I have heard in one form or another multiple times throughout my ministry. Sometimes it is worded differently, say, if it comes from a single woman who “would love to meet someone like you.” Sometimes the scary sentence is actually made up […]