Dave Gibbons: The Shift Already Happened—Before COVID-19

Ready to get back to normal? Church on Sundays, small groups, well-oiled programs and a professional staff as the focus. We may now even have some hubris...

Who Is the Main Character in the Story of Your Life?

What’s the point of your life? We’re on this earth, the apostle Peter says, to glorify God and amplify the gospel: “Conduct yourselves honorably among the Gentiles, so...

Looking for the Least of These

When Angie and I moved into the first home we ever purchased for ourselves, we moved into an aging neighborhood where we were surrounded by sweet older...

Why Your Time Off Isn’t De-Stressing You

Let me guess. You feel like you really need to de-stress. 2020 has been unreal, and almost unbelievably trying—far different than any year you’ve led through before. Every leader...

8 Reasons Some Pastors Are Finding Renewed Hope During COVID

Recently, I wrote an article about why some pastors will likely resign when the “normal” returns after COVID. Here, I want to look at the other side...

How Strong Is Your Leadership?: A 3-Point Evaluation

Every leader has their own productive strengths, internal capacities and external opportunities. That’s part of what makes each of us unique. And within that, there is great...

5 Tips for Young Leaders in the Church

I spend a good amount of my ministry investing in younger leaders and I love it, because it fuels me to know something I’ve learned—often through trial...

Preaching Truth Even When It’s Not Popular

“Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people...

Cultivating a Faith That Weathers Suffering

“And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share...

Reimagining the Church

What if existing churches became a platform for microchurches?
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