Thursday, July 19, 2018

When Leaders Implode (Part One)

Part Two During my years of working with pastors and churches, I’ve occasionally been called upon to assist a church in crisis. Some situations I’ve...

Pastor, Mow Your Grass

Sound boring? You're preaching to the choir. As a pre-teen, my father tasked me with regularly mowing an acre of grass with a push mower. He...

Lessons from 33 Years of Mentoring

A message from Dave: “Leaders mentor, or leaders fail. Embedded in the Great Commission is the call to train and multiply - "Go therefore and...

The Waiting Game – Leading Those Who Stray

As a leader, your heart breaks. It’s someone close to you - maybe a church member, a dear friend, a sibling, or even one...

5 Ways to Revitalize Your Worship Service

I’ve heard it said that if you want to figure out a church’s theology, you can simply watch their worship service. Is the congregation...

Comforting Others: The Surprising Twist To Our Afflictions

How does God create a person who is skilled in comforting others? We naturally think about DNA and dispositions. You’ve met them—those genetically sweetened...

Q&A: Bob Thune on Gospel Eldership

Bob Thune is the founding pastor of Coram Deo Church in Omaha, Nebraska.  We took some time to catch up with Bob about the...

Pastor, God Gets You

I have always loved having the honor of preaching at a Good Friday service. During one particular Good Friday message, I made a passing...

Am I Next?: Reflections For Lead Pastors On The Latest Celebrity Tumble

I’m sitting in the Louisville airport reading a news release about the fall of another high-profile pastor. A week rarely passes without feeling the...

Shepherding Pro-Bono – Why Lay Elders Matter

I know, I know. For some this title smacks of discovering the obvious, like waking up to finally grasp ‘the earth is round’ or...