Discipleship

​The engine of discipleship

​The engine of discipleship

Jon Wiest, teaching pastor at Trinity Church in Fishers, Ind., shared this TED Talk at a recent Exponential (church planting) shoulder event of The Wesleyan Church. Around 200 Wesleyan district superintendents, pastors, and leaders were in attendance. My oldest...
Spiritual Theraphy

Spiritual Theraphy

So that . . . his spirit [may be] saved on the day of the Lord. (1 Cor. 5:5) I HAD MY FIRST JOINT-REPLACEMENT surgery at the tender age of thirty-two. I was not mentally prepared for the demands of recovery. The surgery was more painful than I’d imagined, and...
Breakaway 2016

Breakaway 2016

“I soooooo needed this!” “Please do it every year.” These are just two of the many positive comments submitted by pastor’s spouses who attended Breakaway on April 15th-16th. Over 120 spouses traveled from as far away as North Carolina,...
4 Reasons Why Pastors Should Love Numbers

4 Reasons Why Pastors Should Love Numbers

May 31 brings to close another statistical year for many churches. Whether your fiscal/statistical year aligns with the calendar year or not, I know many pastors dislike statistical reports, and they come up with many reasons for why traditional statistics don’t...