Stolen Trailers and Ebenezers
What would you do if you discovered all your equipment, everything the church owned, was stolen less than 48 hours before the public launch of your church plant? Andy Adkison, a Sojourn Network pastor, shares what happened, how they freaked, and how God handled it.
If you were to focus on just a handful of key principles to master in leadership, which would you focus on? Here are 5 principles I think about almost every day. The first three relate to the personal health of the leader. The final two are two of the key concepts that I think should drive much of what’s happening in church these days, but often don’t.
Dan Hyun, lead pastor of Village Church (a Sojourn Network church), joins host Marty Duren to talk about the challenges and rewards of pastoring in a multi-ethnic environment.
Bert Daniels, lead pastor of Crawford Avenue Baptist Church (a Sojourn Network church), shares his thoughts on how an unmarried pastor can build a constructive counseling ministry in the context of a local church.
Poor listening rejects; good listening embraces. Poor listening diminishes the other person, while good listening invites them to exist, and to matter. Bonhoeffer writes, “Just as love to God begins with listening to his Word, so the beginning of love for the brethren is learning to listen to them.”
On this episode, Nick Bogardus, pastor of Cross of Christ (a Sojourn Network church), chats with author Andy Crouch about two topics: power and the techwise family. Andy is shaping the way our generation sees culture, creativity, and the gospel. You'll want to tune in to this podcast.
“You waste years by not being able to waste hours.” Wise pastors know that constant activity isn’t an enjoyable or productive way to live and minister. These days, however, it is very tempting. It can be hard to live any other way, in fact. We carry supercomputers in our pockets and place them next to us as we sleep. If this is you, perhaps you're too busy. Pause. Breathe. Read. Maybe this article will be good for you.