The Pastor’s Toolbox: Our Homes

“Sometimes They Speak Volumes” – “Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive…” (1 Timothy 3:2-4)  … Continue reading

The Pastor’s Toolbox: Our Wives

Wonderful Counselors, Critics, Confidants, Comforters – “The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” (Gen. 2:18) – God’s wisdom is constantly being vindicated. Each day we men see the need for a helper. God was so gracious to us at the … Continue reading

The Pastor’s Toolbox: The Call to Ministry

As a young pastor, I am constantly looking for resources to help me to grow in my understanding and effectiveness in the ministry. Recently, I ran across the book “Practical Wisdom For Pastors” by Curtis C. Thomas. I immediately took note of the following summary: “As a pastor your job is filled with blessings and … Continue reading

25 Years of a Godly Pastor’s Ministry by David Dunham

Most readers will have never heard of my pastor. He’s not a famous, at least not in the sense that he is a celebrity pastor. On January 18th, however, our church celebrated his 25th anniversary. It was an occasion not merely to express thanks for his legacy and leading, but an occasion for me to … Continue reading

Insights on Pastoral Transitions

How to prepare to leave a church well… Leaving is not a time to cover unfinished business, and let ‘em have it, thinking, “I won’t be around to clean up any mess.” Focus on the Lord’s presence and presents; let Him offer you and the flock the gifts we all need in order to end … Continue reading