Measuring the Metrics for Success

3 Nov

Introduction How do you measure success? Leadership guru John Maxwell has a great quote in this regard. He stated, “Many people spend their lives climbing the ladder, only to reach the top and realize that the ladder is leaning against … Read More »

Show 3: Rock n’ Roll Soul: Reflections on Christianity, Ministry and Theology (Part 1)

28 Jan

Who are you in the process of becoming? What do you believe about spirituality, life, God and the church? This new podcast series is my story of more than 12 years in full-time church ministry. It also gives me the … Read More »

Preaching and the Five-Fold Gifts of Ephesians 4

26 Jan

Is there a connection between preaching and congregational leadership? Put simply, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” But what exactly is that connection? To begin, let us trace the connection between preaching and leadership. Here we need to return to … Read More »

Over-Thinking the Apostle Paul?

26 Jan

I have become convinced lately that for most Christians, we are guilty of over-thinking pretty much everything, from our theology to our approaches to evangelism. No wonder churches in the West are having such little impact on their communities, or … Read More »

Missional Church Planting Vision & Values

26 Jan

Introduction The inspiration for many church plants grows oftentimes out of a desire to incorporate biblical values relating to evangelism, mission and giftedness. The underlying value behind all of this is the notion that for every believer, being evangelistic and … Read More »

Creating and Implementing Mission, Vision and Values Statements

26 Jan

Oftentimes those involved in ministry and church leadership speak of the pressing need to developing and implement three critical aspects of ministry: mission and vision statements, and core values. There’s also seemingly a pressing need to develop goals and strategies … Read More »

Welcome to the Preacher’s Forum

16 Sep

The aim of the Preacher’s Forum is to explore dialogue related to the future of preaching in an increasingly postmodern context. There are specifically two “streams” of thought related to preaching today: the first involves addressing the changes that preaching … Read More »