.... how he got into counseling. Yes, you read that right! Bill Hybels really wants you to know that he's in counseling, and he believes you should be too. I happen to agree with Bill. Did you know they actually require counselors to be in therapy...

In an occasional series, we've been addressing the issue of insecurity in leadership. Perry Noble came out today with a great list of ways you can determine whether or not you are a leader who struggles with insecurity. Quick disclaimers: We ALL struggle with insecurity when...

It's been a while since I've posted on this issue of insecurity in pastor and leaders. Recently, I read something that Mark Batterson (pastor of National Community Church in Washington DC) wrote about the topic: He wrote: I think influence and insecurity are opposites.  Insecure leaders don’t...

In my last post (too long ago), I mentioned I would be writing more on the issue of insecurity, especially within pastors and leaders. Today, I introduce you to Scott Couchenour. You can get to know him here. I encourage you to get to know...

A few recent conversations with a pastor friend of mine have raised an issue that I've found true for my life. Maybe you can relate to it as well. My friend has been in full-time ministry as a Senior Pastor for over 30 years. He's served...

Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me what I can do for you before I am taken away.” And Elisha replied, “Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit and become your successor.” “You have asked a difficult ...

I haven't read this book yet, but after reading this post at TimSchraeder.com, I will be soon! Thanks for concisely boiling this down for us Tim! 10 Things That Drive Me Crazy About Working for a Church I’m nearing the 10-year mark of being a church...

You've probably heard enough about Tiger Woods' sordid lifestyle. I have too. And I have no interest in exploiting any of it. However, I have a lot of interest, for myself and any other Pastor, in learning from it. I have no interest in analyzing Tiger's...

Success is such a vague concept in Pastoral life. For ages, we've defined it by numbers. Whatever numbers we could produce. Numbers of people Numbers of dollars Numbers of buildings Numbers of salvations Numbers of baptisms. You number it and we'll count it in the final tally! For the last "number" of...

I recently read a great paper available from Leadership Network on how Pastors in their 20's and 30's are dealing with the stress and strain of ministry life. It was an excellent read and encouraging to hear that these guys are thinking much differently than...