A Novel Idea for the Church

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-12) What's the responsibility of your pastor?  Well, it depends whom you ask.  Some Many congregations would say that the pastor should do the heavy-lifting … Continue reading A Novel Idea for the Church

Why We Need Rural Ministers

Cities are important.  They are where culture is truly shaped.  They are where the majority of people live.  That's why mission boards and church planting gurus are putting so much emphasis on reaching these urban areas.  It makes sense, right? I wholeheartedly agree that we should be seeking to reach the lost in our cities … Continue reading Why We Need Rural Ministers

So You’re Considering Bible College?

You've just graduated high school (or community college), and you're thinking about going to Bible college to study the Bible.  Good idea.  I graduated from Boyce College with a B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies, and my time spent at Boyce was excellent.  But I also dealt with some of the lowest points of my … Continue reading So You’re Considering Bible College?

The JV Pastor

Junior varsity sports are typically painful to watch.  JV teams are often comprised of teenagers who haven't yet mastered their particular sport.  That's why they're the early game, the one where only parents fill the stands to cheer on their precious angel.  Even in practice, the JV squad only rarely, if ever, gets the full … Continue reading The JV Pastor