Education & Clergy Development

Experience God’s Best by Doing Less

Experience God’s Best by Doing Less

Some people like to unwind and relax by watching birds.  Ever since I was a young child, I have had a very real fear of birds, Ornithophobia. This stems from numerous events including everything from an unfortunate incident on a family vacation (I thought rain was...
Thrive in 5: Financial- Five Simple Financial Principles

Thrive in 5: Financial- Five Simple Financial Principles

Education & Clergy Development welcomes Michael Blue as the new contributor to the financial domain of clergy care for Thrive in 5. Michael serves as the executive director and general counsel for The Ron Blue Institute for Financial Planning. The Ron Blue...
The Truth

The Truth

In the Midst of church planting – Next week will celebrate 2 years as a church plant. The last two years feel like they have made up most of our lives. There is a small piece of me that realizes the comical truth in that statement, being that we are very young,...
Thrive In 5: Intellectual – Challenging My Ministry Mind

Thrive In 5: Intellectual – Challenging My Ministry Mind

Challenging My Ministry Mind As a pastor, you know the importance of continuing to learn and grow in your leadership. Our world is changing fast, and we need to challenge our thinking and keep it sharp. In this “Thrive in Five,” David Drury, pastor and chief of staff...
Seasons of Change

Seasons of Change

Today is my fifteenth anniversary. And instead of cruising through a blue Caribbean sea, or driving through the sparkle of big city lights, we are spending it staying still. Living with my parents. Almost all of our worldly possessions are in a storage unit ten...
Wesleyan Coaching Network 2.0

Wesleyan Coaching Network 2.0

Tom, a local church pastor, was struggling with how to lead his board well. He would present his vision and some ideas, but they never seemed to take ownership and join Tom on the journey to reach those goals. He’d tried several different approaches, but now he felt...
Helping all my ‘Sams’

Helping all my ‘Sams’

When asked to sum up his goal as a professor at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Mark Shannon, assistant professor of leadership and management, simply said, “My goal is to help all my ‘Sams.’” That answer necessitated the follow-up question of, “Who is Sam?” Sam is the...
Wesleyan Faculty Spotlight: Brian Webb

Wesleyan Faculty Spotlight: Brian Webb

Brian Webb, sustainability coordinator at Houghton College, wants “to leave the world a better place.” Webb’s responsibilities as sustainability coordinator include student engagement with events, meetings and seminars that focus on campus energy use and how to...