Tag: calling

A Culture of Wannabes: Be Imitators of God

A "wannabe" is defined as: 1. A person who wants or aspires to be someone or something else or who tries to look or act like someone else.2. Something (such as a company, city or product) intended to rival another of its kind that has been ...

Be Faithful to Your Calling

Almost a year ago there was a need for a new youth worship leader, and therefore I was thrust into a whole new world. I thought, “I’ve led worship for years. This’ll be easy!” Famous last words.  I committed to a year of serving in yo...

Men's Ministry Basics

In this post I will answer the most common questions I am asked about men’s ministry. 1. Why is men’s ministry so important? Ready yourself for some sobering statistics. The typical U.S. congregation draws an adult crowd that’s 61% female, ...

Preaching for a Price: The High Cost of Tainted Motives

My first job was at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. I filed invoices, filled paper in copy machines, and learned the ins and outs of data entry at Calvary Distribution. When you grow up working in the ministry, there’s an interesting process of ...

The 3 Basic Tasks of Pastoral Ministry

“Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood” (Acts 20:28).Many businesses have a job description for their ...

Weak Men Weak Excuses

Years ago I ran into a man at a retreat that I hadn't seen for quite a while...As we sat down across from each other I asked him what he was doing nowadays and what ministries he was engaged in (he had been actively serving in his church wh...