How I Got Arrested On My Honeymoon (seriously)... and 3 Other Thoughts

How I Got Arrested On My Honeymoon (seriously)... and 3 Other Thoughts

I literally got arrested coming back from my honeymoon…

Kathleen and I got married on January 7th. The wedding was incredible. The honeymoon in Punta Cana was even better... until we got back into the US and had to go through customs. Kathleen and I were flagged and put in a room with less than 10 other people (not a good sign). The room eventually cleared, and it was just us (really not a good sign)...

6 Keys to Executing a Successful Student Event

6 Keys to Executing a Successful Student Event

God often uses student outreach events to multiply ministry momentum, attract the lost, and create space for discipleship to take place. They are an absolute game changer for the life and effectiveness of a student ministry. But, HOW do we execute a student event with excellence to reach MORE students with the gospel, get the MOST momentum, and give God MORE glory?

3 Reasons Outreach Events Work In Student Ministry

3 Reasons Outreach Events Work In Student Ministry

Do you want to reach lost students in your city with the gospel? Do you want to help your students become more like Jesus? Do you want to multiply the ministry momentum that your church is experiencing? If you’re a student pastor, I hope the answer to those questions is resounding YES. If it’s not, you should probably quit your job and try to get a job at Starbucks. But, for the rest of us, I believe there is a way to multiply ministry momentum, attract the lost, and create space for discipleship with STUDENT EVENTS.

The Most Important Thing- Church Leader Devotional

The Most Important Thing- Church Leader Devotional

It's more important than systems, strategies, and staffing. It’s more important than learning, growing, and disciplines. It’s more important than your team, your kids, and even your marriage. If we get this, we will enjoy ministry more, be exponentially more effective, reach many more people, and have a greater possibility of finishing well. If we don’t get this, we will fall into joyless duty, spin our wheels in meaningless hard toil, and have a greater possibility of quitting early.

4 Things To Do When Leading in a "BLEH" Season...

4 Things To Do When Leading in a "BLEH" Season...

We all go through seasons in ministry where we just aren't "feeling it." We wake up… we go through the motions… we do the meetings… we preach the sermons… we lead the family… but on the inside we are in a deep valley. We often feel unqualified to be in ministry and we feel like we're the only one in the world that is feeling this way. What are we supposed to do with these seasons?

6 Church Growth Game Changers

6 Church Growth Game Changers

We all love to see our churches grow! Growth means more people are being reached with the gospel! Growth means more families restored! Growth means more addicts set free! Growth means heaven gets more crowded! But if we're honest, sometimes church growth becomes our golden calf and we lose sight of WHY we care about church growth. These 6 church growth game changers will help us get the right perspective in growing our ministries and reaching the world with the gospel.

I Want to Go Back to Rehab...

I Want to Go Back to Rehab...

In many churches today, the point of the gospel is to get fire insurance, make us feel better, and enable us to enjoy our idols (money, success, relationships, etc.) without as much conviction. This is however not the point of the Gospel… the point of the Gospel isn't heaven or a better life or health, wealth, and prosperity… the point of the Gospel is that we get God, which is the only thing that will ever satisfy the deepest longings of our souls. (Psalm 16:11). What if we lived this way, and preached this way?