Sundays require stamina. We have four worship services—one in Spanish and three in English. I preach the three English-speaking services: 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. I have to train my body and mind to keep the energy up throughout the morning. Often, I have at least one, if not two other speaking responsibilities following the three morning services. It may seem strange, but I have to be strategic with the time between each of the services. People approach me in rapid-fire Read more [...]



I’m preaching a series through the first half of the book of Acts called “Launch.” This sermon covers Acts 4:1-37. Being a good person is not the same as being a bold believer. Bold believers stand where they are saved. Bold believers seize the opportunity to share God’s love with others.


  I’m joining my podcast co-hosts, Fries and King, in Dallas for a one-day event. If you are an established church pastor, then this event is for you! Come hang out with others who are as passionate as we are about the established church. Click here to learn more about the first Est.Church Conference. Leading the established church requires a different kind of approach. Have you tried to initiate change but keep getting stuck? Learn from others here! We want your whole team at Read more [...]



My Easter text was 1 Corinthians 1:18-21. The god of human opinion will divide us, but the foolishness of God will unite us.


    How can a pastor encourage people to get plugged into missions both here and there? This episode is brought to you by Ministry Grid and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Subscribe: iTunes ● Google Play Follow us on Twitter: @estchurch, @jowiki, @micahfries, and @samrainer.   Read more [...]