Tag Archives: lead

February 11

10 Bad Reasons to Be a Pastor

RePosted from The Resurgence blog. There are some good reasons to be a pastor, and there are some reasons that just aren’t enough. This is the third installment in an 8-part series calledPreparing to Lead. Over the years, I have heard men give compelling reasons to be a pastor. I have also heard a few ridiculous […]

Confessions of a Leader

Before you read this, I want to make sure you know that I am not writing it in order to manufacture an encouraging response. And I know that many of you, out of the kindness of your heart, will want to be an encouragement. That is certainly great, and always welcome. But I’m not discouraged […]

Making Changes As A New Leader

As many of you know, I began a new leadership position a week or so ago as the Lead Pastor of the Potters House Church in Smithland, Kentucky. It has been an exciting challenge and I am looking forward to years of ministry here. God has blessed me through it and I hope to be […]

We just aren’t enough…

One of the most challenging things about leadership in the developing American church is administrating and negotiating the struggles of diversity. You see, if everyone thinks-acts-believes the same things about all things… it’s pretty easy to lead. But that never really happens does it. In a diverse church (Like Four Rivers), where people think-act-believe in […]

What motivates you?

I’m interested in motivation. It has always been an interest of mine. My intrigue started because I would find myself in a constant struggle, back and forth, between motivated and unmotivated in various areas. I wanted to make the best grades. Then I wouldn’t care about my grades. I wanted to be class president. Then […]

Being a Disappointment

Without a doubt, one of the hardest parts of leading the church is experiencing the pain of knowing that your choices have disappointed, frustrated, angered or hurt someone at a very deep, spiritual level. This happens in various ways. 1. I have seen people hurt through decisions that were right. 2. I have seen people […]