The Importance of Spending Time with God

If I asked you a question about your own devotional life, would you be uncomfortable? Some Christians spend little—if any—time with the Lord on a daily basis. There are those that think that if they read The Daily Bread or a verse or two out of the Bible and then perhaps whisper a short prayer, […]

Things I Learned in Africa

The beginning of April I returned from my most recent missions’ trip to the continent of Africa. While on this twelve day trip, I was able to visit three different countries and preach numerous times. While this wasn’t my first trip to this great continent, it was one that profoundly impacted me. Allow me to […]

Inflexible or Flexible

I have learned in the ministry that things are always changing. Transition, change and flexibility are good words for the church. Let me be clear. I am not talking about changing ministry philosophy. Nor am I talking about changing doctrine, standards, or music. I am not changing the name of the church to make it […]

Ready

For many years I have selected a theme that our church will focus on and strive for during the current year. On Sunday, January 8, I shared this year’s theme with the church family. Last July, as I was preparing for our annual pastoral staff calendar planning meeting, I sensed the Lord nudging me toward […]