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The Coming Grief

The Coming Grief

It’s coming. As a pastor, will you be ready for it? We all sit on the shore looking out at a coming wave of grief. The reality is, that wave is already here, but it is being experienced individually and in smaller family groups. I am referring to a wave of grief that...

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The Church is a Chess Set

The Church is a Chess Set

Here I am sitting in my backyard, which has become my new office on days when the weather allows. From here, it almost seems as if nothing has changed from last year, the last few months, or the last couple of weeks. Life goes on much as it always has in my backyard:...

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Anniversary Highlight: Highland Christian Church

Anniversary Highlight: Highland Christian Church

In my nearly 20 years of ministry, I would never have thought that I’d be navigating the waters of global pandemic. This shared global experience has caused me to ask so many questions that I have ZERO answers for. My questions have ranged from the deeply personal:...

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You Can Make A Difference in South Asia

You Can Make A Difference in South Asia

Ever feel helpless? Watching a car slide on an icy road and slam into another…? Seeing a senior fall down a staircase…? Learning about someone in extreme poverty dying of starvation…? No fun. And not a feeling you’d like to repeat. But over and over these days, we’re...

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You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

Church Planters wear a lot of hats. Some of us literally have vast hat collections that we rotate as a sign of our fashion sense, while all of us wear a lot of figurative hats--attempting to balance the many roles that we play in our lives. Throughout the challenges...

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You Can Have a Kingdom Impact

You Can Have a Kingdom Impact

During my freshman year of college, Professor Lyle Bundy taught my class of bright-eyed 18-year-olds something that I’ll never forget – that ministry isn’t just preaching or leading worship; it’s a decision to fulfill the Great Commission call on your life to bring...

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Anniversary Highlight: Crossbridge Church

Anniversary Highlight: Crossbridge Church

Recently, our church celebrated her 15th birthday. I wasn’t a part of the launch team. I couldn’t even place Tallahassee, Florida on a map until I agreed to serve as Crossbridge’s lead pastor at the beginning of 2017. Yet before I ever started working here, the thing...

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