Is it just me, or do you find that your counseling requests increase right after the holidays with INTENSE situations? Over the first three weeks of the New Year, I've had a handful of REALLy intense life situations for people and couples in the church. Looking...

Thursday is Christmas Day, and I am as excited about it as anyone gets. I remind our church all through the year how many days are left till Christmas. One thing I've learned over the years though. When we do our Christmas Eve Celebrations on the...

The topic of how a church body handles grief and loss is HUGE for a Pastor. How a Pastor and his/her leadership handle it makes all the difference in the world. News comes from Cincinnati this morning about a tragic accident that occurred during a Christmas...

I was initially going to title this post "Lakeland Revival Learnings", based on the recent revival/renewal/spiritual stirring that took place earlier this year in Lakeland, Florida. The meetings took place under the leadership of evangelist Todd Bentley. They ended when Bentley (who was the primary...

If you're following Pastor For Life, you know we've been somewhat chronicling the story of Pastor Wayne Cordeiro through his recent heart surgery and his return to the pulpit following this encounter. I am a regular reader of his blog ...

This past weekend, Pastor Wayne Cordeiro returned to the pulpit for the first time since his recent heart surgery. You can read about that here. This is a great opportunity to observe how a leader returns to ministry after a life-threatening crisis at the same time...

Wayne Cordeiro, Pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship (a Foursquare Church, the tribe I am part of) in Honolulu, Hawaii, is resting and recovering from significant heart surgery he underwent at Stanford Medical Center in Northern California. Part of his statement reported, "My right artery was...