A Pastor’s Confession

This is my confession. I’m sorry… To all the people who I once pastored in an institutional church… I am sorry that I didn’t know then what I know now. My church and Bible school experience did not adequately prepare me to walk you to complete freedom in Jesus’ name. Nor did I disciple you howContinue reading “A Pastor’s Confession”

The Fastest Growing Church

This will challenge your every thought on: “WHAT and WHO is a church..?” Interestingly, I learned about this film on September 11… You will soon learn why… “The fastest growing church in the world has taken root in one of the most unexpected and radicalized nations on earth,” according to “Sheep Among Wolves,” the outstandingContinue reading “The Fastest Growing Church”

How do you know if you’re in a false ‘church’?

How do you know if you’re in a false ‘church’ ? Today’s lent devotional (below) was extremely timely as I walk several clients through ‘church’ abuse in multiple churches in my area. When churches practice witchcraft – control and manipulation, there is even trauma around reading God’s Word. Breaks my heart. Thankfully, Jesus loves toContinue reading “How do you know if you’re in a false ‘church’?”

What Are We Trying to Revive in the Church?

What are we trying to revive when it comes to the Church? “I was at a prayer meeting for revival in England. For three hours, people prayed for God to do something. Then suddenly, a young teenage boy stood up and gave a prophecy. I shall never forget it. In a penetrating voice, this shyContinue reading “What Are We Trying to Revive in the Church?”

What Does Freedom Look Like?

I recently asked Jesus this question: “What does freedom look like?” He immediately brought to mind the picture of the Israelites walking through the Red Sea escaping slavery… BUT … NOT grumbling and complaining in the wilderness wanting to go back to slavery …which, sadly, is what the Israelites did …and as a result diedContinue reading “What Does Freedom Look Like?”

Who is My Shepherd?

Disclaimer: my thoughts are all over the place. There are like birds flying everywhere. 🙂 I’ve been processing a moral failure of a church pastor and watching the church fall apart. This man was a mentor to me in many ways. It was because of him and his wife, that I was encouraged to marryContinue reading “Who is My Shepherd?”

Jesus Longs for His Church to Come Alive

I loved reading a book over the weekend written by a pastor who was told he needed to leave his institutional church in order to protect his health. Today, he leads a movement that has reached multiple countries. Below is a quote from his wife excerpted from his book: “The Revolution is happening – it’s happeningContinue reading “Jesus Longs for His Church to Come Alive”

What is the true job of a pastor?

The other day I had a delightful call with a young leader who brought up the topic of how a Pastor’s role appears to have terribly wandered today. I did a little digging on what others are saying… “Most books on church growth and leadership today argue that if pastors continue to do what pastorsContinue reading “What is the true job of a pastor?”

Discipleship Things We’ve Forgotten

“Success is not the pastor or the staff executing all the ministry; it’s them equipping the saints to do the work of ministry.” “If you seek to build a church, you rarely produce disciples…If you seek to make disciples, you always get the church.” “Pray about God giving you 3-5 men you can invest your lifeContinue reading “Discipleship Things We’ve Forgotten”

Are We Seeking God’s Kingdom?

Graham Cooke speaking to men… about building the church and seeking God’s kingdom …Powerful. Watch short clip below…   If you’d like to watch the full video… (skip through announcements to about 6:42 or even 9:40…) Read the book: Permission Granted to Do Church Differently in the 21st Century