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The Church Member Migration (AKA Church-Hopping) Phenomenon in My Community (Part 2)

This is a continuation of my thoughts on the Church-Hopping Phenomenon in my community, which is the greater Greenville, South Carolina area.

It’s probably obvious that, as a pastor, I really struggle with this, especially when it’s such a common occurrence. 1,028 more words

Pastoral Ministry

Indicators and help for a troubled soul

Currently I’m reading and gleaning much from the book, Gospel Coach: Shepherding Leaders to Glorify God by Scott Thomas and Tom Wood. I believe its a very key resource in discipling anyone, not just leaders, to better follow Christ in everyday life and ministry. 172 more words

Christian Life

Ten Strategies to Safeguard Regenerate Church Membership

“Your glorying is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?” 1 Cor 5:6

It does not take much yeast to cause bread dough to raise 3-4 times its size.

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A Particularly Blinding and Deadly Kind of Sin

Every sin is serious.

It seems however certain sins have a particular tendency to lead people towards eternal destruction while blinding them regarding where they are headed. 612 more words

Pastoral Ministry

Jesus Would Have Made A Terrible Pastor

October is Pastor Appreciation Month, that magical of time of year when we briefly stop and realize the craziness that we put pastors through.

Pastors have some of the most unrealistic and impossible expectations placed upon them. 1,135 more words


The Pastor-Scholar: Contemplations on the Possibility

Almost anyone who has been convicted of the great theological problems influencing the modern American church would confess that now, perhaps more than in the past century, the church needs trained Christian leaders to diagnose and confront current issues. 1,621 more words


Ministry in the Middle

It’s been a few months since I’ve written anything for the blog (three, to be precise). It was not my intention to stop writing, I just got a little preoccupied and never felt particularly inspired to write. 834 more words

Faith And Practice