Last fall I started corresponding with a Romanian pastor by the name of Catalin Croitor. He is pastor of the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Suceava, Romania, and also provides leadership to 83 churches in their regional district. Even before the war in Ukraine, pastor Catalin was a busy man, but that has only intensified since February, when the war began. Located not far from the … Continue reading On the Frontlines of Ministry in Ukraine
You have probably heard the 10th commandment before. The short version reads: “You shall not covet” (Exodus 20:17). We all know what this means – be content with what you have and don’t envy your neighbor for what God has given him. We know this but I think we would all admit it can be hard to follow through on. My wife and I have … Continue reading The Battle Against Envy in Ministry
Last week I had the privilege of leading a group of 20-25 pastors and their wives in a time of learning and fellowship. The topic I chose to speak on was that of Reading Good Books. Typically, most pastors have a reputation for reading a lot, as well we should. But more often than not, our busy schedules tend to crowd out time for reading. … Continue reading A Word to Pastors….Read Good Books!