“Why am I doing this alone?” That question is written on a card that sits on my desk. I look at it every day. It’s there because I need to regularly remind myself that I’ve already spent too many years trying to fulfill this challenging, exhilarating, frustrating calling of pastoring a Small Church all by
Are you one of the 95%? You know, the 95% of churches that aren’t big or mega? Then have I got a treat for you. Today’s post is about a great ministry designed for churches and leaders like us. 95Network.com is the first of a list of websites and other ministries I’ll be writing about
(Editor’s note: This post has had a significant update. It occurs in the final section.) It’s a moment that can only happen because of the internet. Yesterday I clicked on my RSS feed (a list of the blogs I monitor) and the first two headlines I saw struck me like a blow to the head.
The push to build bigger churches continues full steam ahead in many (maybe most) American denominations. In the past few weeks, I’ve received several cries for help from Small Church pastors because of the damage this push is causing. Today I’m posting two of those messages. One was a comment on this blog. The other was a
It’s time for some BIG personal news! I’ve been invited to speak at the national minister’s conference in the country of Croatia on September 28 of this year, for a very special event. The official launch of Je Mit Grasshopper! The Grasshopper Myth is being translated into the Croatian language. If you’re wondering how this happened,