Doug looks at how to be successful in ministry and life.
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Doug talks about what motivates his Spirit-led ministry as a pastor. He looks at the baptism of Jesus, serving the Creator instead of the created and living according to the Spirit vs. the flesh.
Doug talks about how Jesus and his disciples ministered through community. He looks at how most Christian leadership books get the concept of Jesus and discipleship wrong. He also examines how Paul’s ministry began because of the work of Barnabas.
Doug talks about the ministry of encouragement and about receiving his first angry call about The Fairly Spiritual Show.
Doug addresses a key element left out of so many Christian leadership books: In the New Testament, people ministered in ministry pairs or teams. Doug talks about how co-pastoring with Dan Behrens changed his life.
(This was originally posted in The Evangelical Pulpit at Patheos) The Masculinity Myth: The Real Reason Men Don’t Go to Church Today during worship, we were singing a song about God being our loving Father. As we sang, I realized it was the kind of song manly-men Christian pastors hate. It’s the sort of song […]
I first received my call to ministry as a sixth grade boy, late at night, standing in the middle of a soggy football field listening to Christian rock legend Mylon LeFevre. I was in the middle of attending a four day music festival that had been accompanied by torrential downpours and just about every popular […]
2000 years ago Jesus said to experts of the law. “Woe to you if you load people down with burdens they can hardly carry. And then you yourselves will not lift a finger to help them.” (Luke 11:46) Little has changed in the intervening years. A prominent minister in our day confided to me, “If […]
Media Ministry for the Rest of Us 1. Not just a sermon but a message -A sermon is something you preach at church during the main service. -A message is something you communicate everywhere possible to anyone willing to listen. 2. Signs you have more than just a sermon in you -You consistently wish more […]
Most pastors don’t need to be resourced. Instead, we need to be released to pursue the vision God has placed on our hearts. The Bible is rather clear about our position in Christ. We know from Genesis that every human being is made in the image of God and blessed with tremendous authority, capacity, and […]