Sponsor A Child

Sponsor A Child It is an honor to have the opportunity to support such a great organization, Compassion International. This video serves as a reminder of great need for your partnership with them all over the world, but specifically in Ethiopia. … Read More

Meet Pastor Birhanu M.

Meet Pastor Birhanu M –Sutton Turner This is a series celebrating Jesus’ fruit-bearing through church planters in Ethiopia. In this series I will be featuring church planters in Ethiopia sent by New Covenant Foundation.

Meet Pastor Fulaa

Meet Pastor Fulaa –Sutton Turner This is a series celebrating Jesus’ fruit-bearing through church planters in Ethiopia. In this series I will be featuring church planters in Ethiopia sent by New Covenant Foundation.

Meet Pastor Gezahegn

Meet Pastor Gezahegn –Sutton Turner This is a series celebrating Jesus’ fruit-bearing through church planters in Ethiopia. In this series I will be featuring church planters in Ethiopia sent by New Covenant Foundation.

Meet Pastor Belay M.

Meet Pastor Belay M. –Sutton Turner This is a series celebrating Jesus’ fruit-bearing through church planters in Ethiopia. In this series I will be featuring church planters in Ethiopia sent by New Covenant Foundation.

The Second-in-Charge: Are you a Haman or a Joseph?

The Second-in-Charge: Are you a Haman or a Joseph?   Whether you are a COO, a vice president, or an executive pastor, a second-in- charge by definition serves the leader of an organization. More than an executive assistant, the second-in-charge … Read More

A Helpful Guide to Cultural Unity (Leadership Culture Part 3)

A Helpful Guide to Cultural Unity Leadership Culture Part 3 (see part 1, part 2) A theology of forgiveness and repentance is put to the test when we have been sinned against. (Prior posts in this series covered the biblical … Read More

9 Practical Lessons on Repentance & Forgiveness (Leadership Culture Part 2)

9 Practical Lessons on Repentance & Forgiveness Leadership Culture Part 2 (see part 1) I am sure that most of you reading yesterday’s blog on repentance and forgiveness already knew much of what I wrote and explained. You have likely … Read More

Repentance & Forgiveness of the Leader (Leadership Culture Part 1)

Repentance & Forgiveness of the Leader Leadership Culture Part 1 (see part 2) As I look back at my experience at Mars Hill, one of my largest areas of personal sanctification and theological growth occurred in the area of repentance … Read More

Should My Child Get Baptized?

Should My Child Get Baptized? One of my greatest gifts the Lord has given me as a dad was baptizing our eight-year-old daughter a couple years ago. Many have approached me asking questions regarding how to know when is the … Read More

The Real Wonder Woman

The Real Wonder Woman The ficticious comic book heroine feeds a woman’s desire to save the world in her own strength, but the real wonder woman lives for Jesus’ glory. My friend and I have this thing with Wonder Woman. … Read More

Influence is More than Access

Influence is More Than Access Access and influence are easily confused but far from synonymous. You don’t need access to a leader in order to influence him or her, and conversely, just because you have access doesn’t mean you’re influential. … Read More

Compassion, Changing Lives

Compassion, Changing Lives Meet Zewdu. He is a powerful testimony of the incredible, life-changing work of Compassion International. Compassion International was founded in 1952 to meet the needs of children orphaned during the Korean War. Today Compassion serves more than … Read More

Mars Hill Global – My Heart, My Mistakes, and My Critics

Mars Hill Global – My Heart, My Mistakes, and My Critics For almost a year now, significant tumult, emotion, and discussion has surrounded Mars Hill Global. Now that some time has passed since Mars Hill Church’s closure, I wanted to … Read More

When to Quit

When to Quit In the past, I’ve written about leaving well and laying off staff. What about those hard days in ministry when quitting crosses your mind? When will you know that it’s time to step away from vocational ministry? … Read More

Leaving for the Middle East

Leaving for the Middle East After I got saved in 2005, I had the incredible privilege of being in a biblical discipleship relationship with Pastor Joe Champion. Because of my work schedule I was able to spend ample amounts of … Read More