What is an Executive Pastor?

What is an Executive Pastor? Serve Jesus. Serve your church. Serve your lead pastor. This simple job description defines the role of the executive pastor. At Mars Hill, the executive pastor (XP) was the second hire we made for any … Read More

You Will Be My Witnesses by Dr. Eyasu

(Pictured above) The first to receive Dr. Eyasu’s book were the members of the Executive Committee of the Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church (EKHC), representing over 8,000 churches and 8 million people. You Will Be My Witnesses Well, it’s now August. … 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

“Unadoptable Children” Orphanage

“Unadoptable Children” Orphanage In 2009, I had the privilege to go to Ethiopia for a long weekend while working in Abu Dhabi. It was quite an experience to get on a 5-hour flight and go from the second wealthiest country … Read More

Equipping Pastors | Congo

Equipping Pastors | Congo Five years ago this month, I was invited to go to the Kinshasa, Congo to teach pastors from all over the country about leadership. Starting in 2006, I had the great opportunity to assist pastors in … Read More