One year ago today I started writing this blog. I had no idea if anyone other than my friends, family and church members would care about this topic. It turns out a lot of people care a great deal.
We need a Small Church Pastors’ Workshop for the same reasons we go to church. It’s about more than uploading relevant information. You can’t get everything you need from a book, a DVD or a website. We were created to be in the same room with people. Especially fellow believers. And fellow Christian leaders.
Over the past two weekends my wife and I spent time with two groups of Small Church pastors who are doing work that few people would volunteer to do – and even fewer could do if they were asked. These two groups of pastors and the situations they face could not be more different from each other.
UPDATE: We did it! A bunch of Small Church pastors got together, heard from great speakers, worshiped, then left inspired and better prepared to fulfill our calling. All by ourselves, without grown-up supervision. Thank you to all the speakers, to everyone who helped put it together, to those who attended in person and to everyone who
If you’re not using social media, you’re not pastoring your church as well as you could. Whenever I say that in a minister’s conference I make some pastors mad. And I’m OK with that. Because I also get looks of relief and whispers of “thank you” from staff members and volunteers. They’ve exhausted themselves trying to