4 Ways You Can Help Keep Your Church Healthy
Have you ever wondered what makes a good church member? Does it even really matter as long as you’re showing up? Scripture does not teach that only pastors and deacons are to be committed to the health and wholeness of the church. This is why it is important to know how you can be of […]
What Does Baptism Mean?
I believe most of us have an incomplete view of what it means for someone to be baptized. While you could say, “It means that person got saved,” it actually holds so much more meaning than that one sentence can convey. When we study the breadth of Scripture and look at the meanings wrapped up […]
How Do I CAMP In God’s Word?
When I was a boy growing up in rural Alabama, my buddies and I never scheduled a camping trip. We just went camping on a neighbor’s land or down by a nearby river whenever we felt like it. We would pack a cooler full of sodas, grab a sleeping bag, a few fishing rods, something […]
7 Quiet Time Essentials
There is one thing I deeply desire that every Christ follower I pastor would do. One simple yet powerful discipline that, when placed in the life of a believer, unlocks an ocean of spiritual potential. What is it? Spending time with Jesus. I realize this may sound simplistic to some, but the seed of the […]
I vividly remember sitting in a pastoral counseling class over a decade ago when my professor said something I’ve never forgotten. He asked, “When do you become someone’s counselor?” After allowing a few seconds for us to think, he answered, “You become someone’s counselor when they walk up to you and say, ‘Hey, you got […]
3 Work Ethic Truths to Share With Your Children
I hate yard work. I have to do it to keep up our property, but I simply don’t enjoy it. I even bought a huge lawnmower to do it as fast as possible. And if there’s a plant I can’t run over with my lawnmower, I poison it with some kind of chemical. You might […]