5 Non-Moral Reasons Pastors Get Fired

This is an uncomfortable post to write, but one that will help people to grasp how pastors get fired for non-moral reasons and knowing this will [hopefully] help church leaders to avoid these situations. As one who has pastored the same church for over five years, I pray that my tenure continues to lengthen.   Here are five non-moral reasons more »

Sermon Recap – Angels: God’s Agents

In today’s message, Angels: God’s Agents, I explained what the Bible says about the role of angels.   As you go throughout your week, use the Message Action Plan below to help put the things you learned into practice and immediate application. Here are some key things to remember from this morning’s message:   Angels: God’s Agents   Martin Luther once said, “An more »

5 Ways Your Church Can Grow via SMS

Today, I welcome Ken Rhie as a guest writer for my blog. Enjoy this post by Ken . . .   With so much competition for the attention of churchgoers, churches need to look for ways to improve attendance and engagement. Churches may use many different strategies to improve attendance, from word of mouth to advertising on social media or more »

5 Ways Church Leaders Can Remain Above Reproach

You’ve read one of those pesky headlines: “Local Pastor Has A Moral Failure.” Doesn’t it make you cringe? The cynical side of me says, “What a creep!” The spiritual side of me says, “I hope he is repentant.” The analytical side of me says, “I wonder where things broke down, from an accountability perspective, that allowed him to fall into more »

5 Leadership Lessons I Learned from Dr. Jerry Falwell

Today marks ten years since Dr. Jerry Falwell passed from earth to heaven. Falwell, the founder of Thomas Road Baptist Church and co-founder (with Elmer Towns) of Liberty University goes down as one of the most influential leaders in Christendom.   I am a three-time graduate of Liberty University. I have served as an online divinity professor for them since more »

Sermon Recap: Save the Drama for Your Mama (Gen 12-21)

In today’s message, Save the Drama for Your Mama, I explained a theological and applicable perspective of hell from the words of Jesus Christ.   As you go throughout your week, use the Message Action Plan below to help put the things you learned into practice and immediate application. Here are some key things to remember from this morning’s message:   Save the more »

Twelve Inches From Death

Today, I welcome my mom as my guest blogger. Tamara Roberts, an author, speaker, and CPO of Bring Your Own Tiara™ is dedicated to encourage, equip, and empower men, women, and children of all ages. Over 100 of her articles have been published in periodicals and books including Chicken Soup for the Soul.  She authored the novel, Chronicles of a Warrior Princess. more »

7 Leadership Lessons You Can Learn from the NBA Playoffs

If you’re a sports fan or not, the NBA Finals can teach you some amazing leadership lessons. This post is an attempt to learn from some of the greatest athletes and coaches in the world to learn how to lead across organizational lines.   Here are seven leadership lessons you can learn from the NBA Playoffs . . .   more »

4 Ways Churches Can Reach People On Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is nigh upon us. The springtime emphasis of maternal love and appreciation is one to not take lightly. This is a great time for churches to seize this opportune holiday for Christian influence.   Here are four ways churches can reach people on Mother’s Day . . .   Emphasize simple servant evangelism strategies to single moms, in more »

Sermon Recap: What Jesus Says About Hell

In today’s message, What Jesus Says About Hell, I explained a theological and applicable perspective of hell from the words of Jesus Christ.   As you go throughout your week, use the Message Action Plan below to help put the things you learned into practice and immediate application. Here are some key things to remember from this morning’s message: What Jesus Says About more »