Church

Who Does the Pastor Serve?

The advice is common, “If you could do anything else in the world, and be happy in it, then do it.” I don’t know if I necessarily agree with this advice, but I certainly understand where it comes from. Ministry is tough. It requires leather skin, a soft heart, the ability to speak, study, care, […]

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Pruning the Church

It’s spring time in Oklahoma! How do I know it’s springtime? A late March blizzard followed by a 70* day. Well, before the blizzard hit Duncan I decided (not checking the extended forecast) to clean up my yard. I mowed the weeds that overran my grass, trimmed my overgrown hedges, and even ran my weed […]

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1.2 Church Scoreboard

There it is on the back wall of every church, the sacred cow that every church lives and dies by. It is the scoreboard of all scoreboards… Attendance Today- Attendance Last Year- Offering. As churches this is how we measure success “Are we growing“, “are we making budget“.Before I get to far into this, I […]

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1.1 In Search of the Harvest

Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Mathew 9:37-38 Look up. Do you see the harvest? Honestly do you see it? I can picture peter looking around trying to imagine what […]

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Why Moms Matter

A few months back, my wife and I were talking with some friends, and the topic of work came up. They told us what they did for a living. I told them I was a pastor of a church in Oklahoma. My wife was last, and she simply said that she raised our girls for […]

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