Certain ministry roles have more conflict between them than others. Senior Pastors and Youth Pastors, Church Administrators and Youth Ministers, for example. There is also sometimes significant tension between the Worship Leader and the one preaching Sunday. This is obviously not the case in every church, but it is inContinue Reading

Yesterday wasn’t an ordinary Sunday at New Vintage Church…and I love our “ordinary” Sundays. Yesterday, I postponed the sermon I’d prepared on Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego that I’ve wanted to preach for 15 years… and our church replaced it with a frank, fair (we hope), unscripted conversation from the stage onContinue Reading

stream of consciousness

Here’s what’s on my mind this morning: return This weekend event at church celebrates its five-year anniversary. It’s hard for me to believe it’s been that long. At another level, it feels like it’s been 20 years. Not 50. 20…enough to feel like we are more mature as a churchContinue Reading