How to Follow When You Disagree

How to Follow When You Disagree ResultSource Part 1 Mars Hill Church closed on December 31, 2014 and by the grace of God, several new, independent churches were planted out of it. Romans 8:28 is clear that God uses everything … 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

Hearing the Voice of the Spirit

Hearing the Voice of the Spirit The Holy Spirit is not an impersonal force, but a real person who guides and speaks to us.  In the past, I have written about the advantage of Jesus departing the earth for heaven and leaving … 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

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

The Sin of My Discontent

The Sin of My Discontent “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.” Exodus … Read More

How to Leave Well

How to Leave Well Years ago, after a season of dedicated service at Celebration Church in Austin, Texas, I sensed the beginning of the end of my employment. If I had been working in the business world, my game plan … Read More

3 Vital Variables to Church Growth

3 Vital Variables to Church Growth In your church’s journey to the next level of size and maturity, three factors will fuel or foil your attempts. Every church of every size must evaluate each one of these three variables in … Read More

An Executive Pastor Calling

An Executive Pastor Calling Sutton Turner spent his first 35 years accumulating everything a man could want: a successful business, a beautiful wife and kids, a golf swing, lots of money, and plenty of free time to enjoy the finer … Read More

Jesus Wants Business Leaders

Jesus Wants Business Leaders Many of us assume that leaders in the church must have some sort of professional credentials, like formal ordination or a seminary degree. That’s what I thought, anyway. But what does the Bible say? We have … Read More

The Sin of Partiality

The Sin of Partiality The Bible tells us not to give preference or privilege to the rich over the poor, but partiality can go both ways. Rich people need pastors. There is no doubt that the Bible provides special comfort,blessing, … Read More

Your Ministry Calling is Impossible

Your Ministry Calling is Impossible If Jesus calls you into full-time ministry, it will be difficult. Being called into vocational ministry is not more godly or sacred than being called into a job in the secular world, but there are … Read More