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The Enneagram & the Church

The enneagram showed up in my pastoral life just at the right time. God used the enneagram to help me understand myself better and expose some emotional and spiritual areas of my life that needed attention. When we planted Greenville Community Church in 2018, we...

The Enneagram & the Pastor

Five years ago, I hit a wall. I had navigated ministry in several high impact churches. I had led through times of deep pain and loss. I had also seen God do incredible things in the churches where I served, but it was difficult to celebrate see the good things in the...

Reclaiming Gratitude

2020 has made it really difficult to be grateful for many ministry leaders. Most of us are limping into the Thanksgiving holiday. We see round 2 of COVID-19 cases impact our communities and churches. Most of us are really tired. Most of us have experienced painful...

Pastoring in 2020

I have read lots of articles recently about men and women leaving ministry roles in 2020. Pastoring in 2020 is hard, but pastoring in 2019 was also hard. When I think about it, I could say the same for pastoring over the last 10 years. The journey and process of...

Navigating Crisis as a Pastor

COVID-19 was not my first rodeo when it comes to crisis. Over the years, in many different roles, crisis has shown up inside our church in all shapes and sizes. It shows up at the least expected moments, and most of the burden of navigating it falls on whoever is...

Pastor, Don’t Quit Today

We live in a day when many pastors and church leaders are walking away from the church. 2020 has ushered in challenges that many leaders find overwhelming and unprepared to walk through. Many pastors were already emotionally and spiritually drained before the pandemic...