If you are ever tempted to think the church is a utopian escape from real life, think again. The church is a factory floor where Jesus refines us, shapes us, and equips us for His mission.
Nothing has the power to impact students for Jesus’ sake more than the passions of the adults closest to them.
After a six-year hiatus, I attended the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) recently held in Phoenix, Arizona. I wasn’t boycotting, but five years ago I became the pastor of a church that was in a bit of a rebuilding season. We really didn’t have the money to send me to conferences or conventions.
Forgiveness was Jesus’ first word because forgiveness is our first need.
Leadership pitfalls are everywhere, but they most often begin in our heart.