Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Life-Giving Grace of a Broken Mentor by Zack Eswine

Recently I received some great news. My friend Zack Eswine – a gifted pastor and writer – is being encouraged by his local elders...

Why Leaders Must Wait for Those They Love

This article was originally published on The Gospel Coalition. As a leader, your heart breaks. It’s someone close to you—maybe a church member, a dear...

My Critics Are My Friends

No one gets into ministry with pure motives. How can I say this with such authority? I’ll provide one word of explanation—sin (Rom. 3:23). Sinless Jesus was...

7 Strategies for Leading Your Church Through Change

It has been said, there are only two guarantees in life, taxes and death, everything else is prone to change. This applies to churches...

The Call to Ministry and the Leadership Moment

This article was originally published on Desiring God.   If I’m going to watch a movie, it’s got to have a hero in it. And not...

Natural Born Killers

This article was originally published on the Sojourn Network. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue…” - Proverbs 18:21 Words are important. God...

What’s the Best Way for a Pastor to Negotiate His Salary?

This article was originally published on The Gospel Coalition A pastor talking salary can be awkward stuff. Annual incomes are, after all, the things of...

The Fight for Joy

Ministry is a joy, but ministry is also heavy. Even if you’re overjoyed to be in ministry, some days will be a fight for...

Episode #40- Pete Greasley (Pt. 2) on Leadership Transitions & Building Missional Churches

There’s a lot of leadership transition taking place in churches these days. In “Part 2” of our interview with Pete Greasley, the pastor of...

Episode #39- Pete Greasley (Pt. 1) on Long Term Vision & Multi-Generational Settings

Recently Dave joined Pete Greasley, the pastor of Christ Church in Newport, Wales for the Eccentrics Conference – the one event, Dave claims, which...