One Week Away: Free 2021 Maximizing Easter webinar – Only 5 Times Left

Hey, we’re just one week away from my brand new FREE Zoom training on Maximizing Easter that adapts the key principles to our current reality of meeting online, in-person or both. Spots are filling up fast for this 90-minute training… I suggest you reserve your seat ASAP for one of the 5 remaining training times on March 2, 3 or 4. It’s FREE when you … Read More


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Register Now for FREE Webinar: Maximizing Easter in 2021

Hey, you’re invited to sign up now for a brand new FREE Zoom training on Maximizing Easter that adapts the key principles to our current reality of meeting online, in-person or both. It’s a 90-minute training that you won’t want to miss!  I suggest you reserve your seat ASAP — space is limited to just 100 spots at each of the 6 available training times. Click … Read More


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Renegade Pastor Tip: Put Your Phone Away

The below excerpt is from my book The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry. What are the pressure points that you are constantly running into with your spouse or children? Those are generally good indicators of where you need to lay down some boundary lines. Think about something that frustrates you and your family, then back off … Read More


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McIntosh on How to Have a Healthy Church

“Healthy churches are constant in prayer. Consider the apostle Paul’s words to the Christians at Ephesus: ‘For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.’ (Eph. 1:15-16 ESV)” – Dr. Gary L. McIntosh, internationally … Read More


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The Way God Works

The below excerpt is from my book The Renegade Pastor’s Guide to Managing the Stress of Ministry. You can see something good come out of stressful situations. We don’t want to come across as preachers here (even though we are). But it might be helpful to remind ourselves that God is in the business of bringing good out of even the … Read More


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Reflecting Jesus’s Hospitality

“Understanding the importance of assimilation may require you to change the way you think about service. God has not only given us the responsibility of being hospitable to his guests, but he has also given us the perfect example of how to go about it. Jesus came to this earth to serve, not to be served. Throughout the New Testament, … Read More


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Wimber on Reaching the Lost

“If you want to reach the lost, get outside the walls of the Church. Evangelism is at its best when everyday Christians take the risk to share their story, as well as His.” – John Wimber, American pastor and driving force of the Vineyard movement


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Renegade Pastor Tip: Allow God to Direct Your Time

The below excerpt is from my book The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry. Can you imagine how effective you could become if you allowed God to direct your time? According to James, if you need wisdom about something, all you need to do is ask God, and He will give it to you (see Jas. 1:5). … Read More


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