Monday, March 25, 2019

A Call To Consider Raising Your Own Support: Overcoming Objections

For my wife and I, it was a season of waiting on the Lord. Of ministry transition. While it was clear God was pushing...

God’s Planned Obsolescence

My wife and I, with five other couples planted a church in 2002. In the weeks before we began, two friends took me aside...

The Best Church Leader Is a Team

Plurality. It’s a weighty word that reminds us that ideas have consequences. By plurality, I’m talking about shared leadership. It’s a way of referencing...

A Case for Paid Sabbaticals

My plan was to wait seven years, and then life happened. By God’s grace, my external elder board put a paid sabbatical into my...
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Pete Greasley on Community & Longevity

The Surprising Connection Between Community and Longevity. On today’s episode, Dave and Pete Greasley– the pastor of Christchurch in Newport, Wales– discuss the connection between...

If I Had A Second Shot At Seminary (Pt. 2)

Part One As I mentioned last time, I’d change a lot about the way I handled seminary. But ultimately, my mistakes boiled down to just...
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Pete Greasley: Pastoring Millennials, Gen X-er’s & Boomers

Surprises in pastoring Millennials, Gen X-er’s and Boomers We are joined by our good friend, Pete Greasley. For those who might be new to the...

If I Had A Second Shot At Seminary (Pt.1)

Part Two As our professor went through the syllabus on Day One of class, you could hear the collective weeping and gnashing of teeth. In addition...

Preaching & Pastoral Prerequisites

“The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.” - 1 Timothy 3:1 God has used few...

How I Found My Pastoral Priorities

My first several years of pastoral ministry were difficult. Not because of the work, mind you, but because of a lingering, unanswered question, “What...