I’ve been a pastor for one year, and here is what I have learned.

Sunday, March 20th, was "officially" my one year anniversary at my current church as the associate pastor (or youth pastor, really). And let me tell you-- it's been awesome. There are so many things I could say, so many stories I could tell, so many people I could thank. I keep a certain level of … Continue reading I’ve been a pastor for one year, and here is what I have learned.

Are you a perfectionist? Maybe, you should be.

Photo by icon0.com on Pexels.com Perfection can be a tricky thing. Typically, we love to use the old adage, "Well, God knows I'm not perfect." But as Christians, should we be perfect? Is perfection even something that can be obtained? Does God care when I mess up? How does Jesus tie into this? Let's discuss … Continue reading Are you a perfectionist? Maybe, you should be.

“Kids these days” need the Gospel, too

Photo by Porapak Apichodilok on Pexels.com I am taking a class on missiology right now, which is literally the study of missions. We've covered all sorts of topics: leadership in missions, the biblical basis for missions, historical missionaries, etc. One of the key principles to understanding missions is that the Gospel is of vital importance … Continue reading “Kids these days” need the Gospel, too

[Myth #6] I don’t need to worry about theology. I just need to believe and love others.

Photo by John-Mark Smith on Pexels.com It's all happened to us. We have all been in that situation where you are sharing something-- a story, an opinion, or maybe even just a thought. We are a few seconds into our story or whatever. And in the blink of an eye, someone with a brain much … Continue reading [Myth #6] I don’t need to worry about theology. I just need to believe and love others.