God’s High Calling for Women: An Exposition of 1 Timothy 2:9-15

The following sermon was preached June 28, 2020. The audio version can be found here. Growing up in the church, I never really gave the matter of “women in ministry” much thought. It wasn’t until I went off to Bible college and our chaplain was a woman that I actually started thinking about these things. I remember there was a guy who every time she … Continue reading God’s High Calling for Women: An Exposition of 1 Timothy 2:9-15

Lessons on Ministry Longevity From a Longtime Pastor

When I became a pastor 13 years ago, I quickly realized the dropout rate among pastors is high. Statistics vary, but I’ve personally known several pastors who left ministry for one reason or another. Sometimes we forget, though, the pastors who’ve persevered in faithful ministry for decades. My friend Dave Lewis is an example. Dave has pastored the same church for more than 67 years. … Continue reading Lessons on Ministry Longevity From a Longtime Pastor

Starting a New Pastorate During a Global Pandemic

I became pastor of a church and three weeks later the quarantine started. I had been searching for a church for about four months, but then everything came together remarkably fast. I candidated, the next day we sold our house, and a week and a half later I had my first day. My wife and I were left in awe of all God’s providential workings. … Continue reading Starting a New Pastorate During a Global Pandemic