Category Archives: For Pastors

Entries specifically geared from and for pastoral ministry.

Biblical Eldership

It is now 2016! People tend to think about what really matters to them and establish some goals and new direction at the beginning of a New Year. At LifePoint Church we are doing that as a leadership team. This … Continue reading

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A Plan for the Financial Plan

The Financial Plan (a.k.a. The Budget) is one of the most important documents that a church leadership team produces in a giving year. In studying a church’s Financial Plan it is easy to tell what their vision and priorities are. … Continue reading

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A Plan for Annual Planning

Last month I wrote on the importance of church leadership truly having a grasp on the Why, What, and How of the church; that is the Mission, Vision, and Strategies of the church. You can get a quick refresher at … Continue reading

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The Misty Realms of Theory

Like people, organizations need to know why they exist, or they drift through life unanchored and tossed about. Some organizations have to search high and low to try and figure out why they are; not so the church. The church … Continue reading

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Leaders Need Friends

Friendships are directly connected to our quality of life. If we have good healthy friendships our quality of life is greatly improved than if we don’t. Because of this, friendships are intensely important to the Lord our God. 1 Samuel … Continue reading

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Lessons from 2014: A Pastor Needs to Study

Lesson #3: A Pastor Needs to Study I started my journey in full-time pastoral ministry 5 days after I graduated from seminary. Although I had been working on church staffs in different capacities for a few years, full-time vocational ministry … Continue reading

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2014 Lessons: Boys are Birthed, Men are Built

Another lesson I’ve learned in 2014 is that boys are birthed, but men are built. Lesson #2: Boys are Birthed, Men are Built There is a difference between being a male and being a man. Being a man isn’t a … Continue reading

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