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3 Challenging Leadership Positions (and How to Navigate Them)

Every leader faces hurdles. Whether you're leading a business team or a church, a small group or a large organization, here is no end to the number of challenges that you'll face when you step out to lead in an organization. I've found myself in my fair share of...

Dr. Danny Akin on missions, preaching, and pastoral ministry

Show Intro I was recently blessed to join Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Dr. Danny Akin on campus to share a Diet Coke and an encouraging conversation about missions, expository preaching, and how to grow as a young pastor.  In this interview, Dr. Akin...

Michael Schaffer on missions, youth ministry, and Memes for Jesus

Stream Now Listen & Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher Show Intro This interview with Christian Memes/Memes for Jesus founder Michael Schaffer was two years in the making. I had originally reached out to him as part of a blog series that I was writing on young...

Cam Triggs on mentorship, seminary, and connection with Christ

Stream Now Listen & Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher Show Intro This is my favorite episode of The Growing Pastor podcast yet. I'm joined today by my brother and friend, Cam Triggs. Cam is a church planting resident with The Summit Network preparing to plant...

4 Tips To Help You Start Journaling

For the past two weeks, I've been on a mission to discover more about myself through the process of self-assessment.  As part of the process, I wanted to cultivate a habit of self-reflection through journaling. I've never been one to keep any sort of journal.  So when...

Eric Geiger on Personal Assessment

Welcome to the debut episode of The Growing Pastor podcast! I'm excited to have Eric Geiger of LifeWay Christian Resources joining me as my very first guest.  In this episode, Eric and I discuss the discipline of self-assessment and how new and aspiring pastors can...

Breaking Binge: Confronting my smartphone addiction

Editor's note: this post -- like many of my posts -- hits close to home by addressing an issue that has affected me and my family greatly. I hope that you'll take time to consider how your technology habits affect you and the people around you, and that this post...

Lessons from my first 5 years in ministry

Welcome to a special pre-launch episode of The Growing Pastor podcast.  In this episode, I share some encouragement and advice that I've picked up on my first five years in ministry. Listen Online Mentioned In This Episode The Call to Ministry - Dr. Al Mohler Spurgeon...

Experiment Kickoff: “Dear Diary” Edition

This is post is the first in a series of two-week lifestyle experiments that I'll be undertaking in 2017.  Read more about my year-long quest to become a better follower of Jesus, pastor, and family man here. If you don't know where you are, how do you know where to...

Resolutions don’t work. Here’s what I’m doing instead.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist psychologist to discover that New Year's resolutions don't work.  In fact, it turns out that the data scientists at location based check in service Foursquare can predict the exact day that you're going to fall off the wagon....

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