Today’s show is geared towards pastors of churches with 200 or fewer people. Doug talks about how easy it is to lose your identity pastoring in the church growth and assessment age. He gives advice on how to find and maintain your identity as a pastor of a small or normal sized church.
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Pursuing Vision Without Power or Platform
Doug talks about implementing and pursuing God’s vision for your ministry in the face of failure and lack of encouragement. He talks about his own calling to minister through weakness, instead of through power and platform.
A Community-Sized Calling (Podcast)
Doug talks about two seemingly competing ways of determining vision, mission and values for Christian communities. Is it the Moses Model or the Pentecost Model? Maybe it is both. Doug also talks about surviving Christian bootcamp!
My Delusion or God’s Dream?
Lately I’ve been wrestling with a dream, a God-given dream I cannot shake. Or maybe it’s not a dream, maybe it’s an unrealistic expectation or an overactive imagination. Maybe it’s my dream, not God’s? No! It’s a God given dream! It must be His dream, the kind of dream that requires faith for outcomes not […]
Dream Led. . .
Dream woke me up this morning. Dream said, “better follow me today.” I said “Why?” Dream paused and smiled, “You know why Doug. I made you, I formed you, you are hopelessly mine.” I said to dream, “Are you God?” Dream grabbed my hand and led me forward, “No Doug, I am not God. . […]
A Biblical Perspective of Visionary Leadership
There have been many words written about vision. From vision casting, to vision statements, to visionaries, the world is full of vision. On many different occasions I’ve been asked to describe my vision or the vision for the church I pastor. My first response is usually an issue of clarification. “What do you mean by […]
True Visionary Leadership Flows from God
There have been many words written about vision. From vision casting, to vision statements, to visionaries, the world is full of vision. On many different occasions I’ve been asked to describe my vision or the vision for Evergreen Foursquare Church. My first response is usually an issue of clarification. “What do you mean by vision?” […]