While engaged in a conversation with some of my closest colleagues about the changes and challenges of pastoral ministry, Bill Wilson, Director of the … [Read more...] about 21st Century Ministry: Like Growing Potatoes on Mars
Five Healthy Habits
Researchers at Harvard University recently completed a study of the factors that lead to a healthier, longer life. Using life-style questionnaires and … [Read more...] about Five Healthy Habits
Are You a Minister or a Musician?
Many years ago, I interviewed for a position as Minister of Music with a church in a college town. It seemed like a good fit for my gifts and I could … [Read more...] about Are You a Minister or a Musician?
I am a member at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Richmond, VA. In 2008, we began to welcome refugees from Burma into our congregation, many of whom … [Read more...] about Stitched Together
Ready for a vocabulary lesson? Stagnant. Boring. Aimless. Tired.Tepid. What do these words describe? You? Your minister? Your church? Your Sunday … [Read more...] about Reclaiming Enthusiasm
Cultivating a Culture of Call
Nearly all observers of the 21st century church in America agree that the next generation of leadership is a cause for concern. Many write, blog, … [Read more...] about Cultivating a Culture of Call
Is there a third way for worship and music ministry?
I have been very fortunate for more than 30 years of music ministry to serve good churches where my deep passion and my best gifts were a good fit for … [Read more...] about Is there a third way for worship and music ministry?
The Ministry of Words
I stood in a hospital room crowded with family members of one who, without a single word, had summoned us all together. She was ready, after almost 94 … [Read more...] about The Ministry of Words
Creating A Culture of Call
In my interactions with churches across the country, one specific conversation nearly always emerges. With furrowed brows and a worried tone, they … [Read more...] about Creating A Culture of Call