When asked about the secret to the turnaround of his church, Pastor Paul Alonso smiles, “We celebrate the victories.” Baptisms and birthdays are common celebrations at Wahoo Baptist Church in rural central Florida. The baptisms are celebrations of people accepting...
“I was the only one who applied.” Brandon Sutton knew the church would be tough. Everyone told him not to go. God had different plans, and he followed in obedience. “I was twenty-seven years old—young and dumb. So I said, ‘I’ll take it.’” From day one he encountered...
Rob Paul is at a point in his life where he could do a lot of different things in ministry. He’s a seasoned pastor of three congregations. He started a thriving consulting business. He is a respected leader and researcher in his field. Then the phone rang. […]
Tim Boyd is the pastor of Westside Christian Church in Bradenton, Florida. The congregation has a typical sized building for a neighborhood church. From the outside, the church looks like many others across the region. On the inside, an amazing transformation has occurred. But it didn’t happen overnight. […]
Let’s face it, change is difficult for all of us, and change can be particularly hard in the church. So start by making small shifts, not sweeping changes. […]
It took twelve years for the church to grow from forty people to one hundred. Most pastors would have quit or moved on long before the church started gaining momentum. But Troy Reynolds decided to stick it out. Troy started shepherding the rural congregation when he...
God does not call us to be comfortable. Instead, He calls us to be conformable, which can be the direct opposite of comfortable. […]
“It has been an emotional rollercoaster to get to where we are.” For almost five years, Pastor Chuck Lewis has led Wellspring Church in Warner Robins, GA. […]
The town of Okotoks is a fast-growing community just a few minutes south of Calgary, Alberta. It is located in one of the most beautiful places in the world—the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It’s here that you’ll find Foothills Community Church of Okotoks (FCCO) and Pastor Steve Schaufele, along with his beautiful wife Jessica and their four children. […]
Not many pastors have likely served as chief of police in the same town where they are pastoring. Alec Hensley is indeed the exception to the rule. […]