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    In this episode, we talk about forming a vision and leading your church to grasp the vision God has for it. After listening, jump on social media and let us know what your church's vision statement is. This episode is brought to you by Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Trained Up, and LifeWay Pastors. Subscribe: iTunes ● Google Play Follow us on Twitter: @estchurch, @jowiki, @micahfries, and @samrainer.   Read more [...]
  As you lead an established church to greater health, you will have to demonstrate a great deal of balance. Being an established church pastor is an exercise in paradox. Look at a few of the tensions you must keep in balance. Spiritual and Pragmatic. You must give priority to prayer. You must be open to new methodologies that will help your church become healthier. You will need to be a consumer of the latest practical writings on church health, but you must also be aware that only a Read more [...]

 

 

I’m preaching a series called “Summer in the Psalms.” In Psalm 15, we learn about integrity. Believers who approach God with integrity will be able to stand before Him. Integrity is a daily pattern of honesty. Integrity does not take advantage of gray areas. Integrity can be painful. Integrity requires sacrifice.

 

    In this episode, we interview Pastor Russ Barksdale about the major and minor systems needed in a healthy growing church. We also touch on how to get started and what to do when you want to quit. This episode is brought to you by Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Trained Up, and LifeWay Pastors. Subscribe: iTunes ● Google Play Follow us on Twitter: @estchurch, @jowiki, @micahfries, and @samrainer.   Read more [...]

 

 

I’m preaching a series called “Summer in the Psalms.” In Psalm 33, we learn about God’s power. The more you submit to God’s power, the better you worship Him.  God’s absolute power is comprehensive, inescapable, lasting, and ideal. Our response of worship: Freshness, skill, and fervor.