Here are some books I’m reading for ministry. These books are related to church leadership, theology, and/or general pastoral ministry. Some of these books I have yet to get to, but plan on reading once I finish the semester. Dunlop, Jamie. Budgeting for a Healthy Church: Aligning Finances with Biblical Priorities for Ministry. Grand Rapids: … More Things I’m Reading for Ministry and Fun (May 2019)
John MacArthur (affectionately called “J-Mac” at our church) is celebrating 50 years of faithful ministry at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley this weekend. It is a great testimony not just for pastors but for every Christian seeking to be faithful to Christ in these crucial times. I can truly thank God for how he has … More What I Learned from John MacArthur
We live in a society that values customization. Almost everything you buy can be customized to your particular liking. While this is great on one end, I fear that the tailor fit mentality can often times be imported into a Christian’s thought pattern when considering a local church. There is a danger in “customizing” our … More Two Churches, One Christian?
Recently, I was exposed to J.C. Ryle’s works. Initially, I didn’t think much, but as I read I find his work to be relevant and convicting. Listen to his words regarding young men in the church: Let us ask any faithful minister of the gospel, and note what he will tell us. How many unmarried … More A Voice from the Past Speaking to Young Men
I love machines. They are so straightforward. If you have a problem, there is normally a procedure of troubleshooting that helps you pinpoint the problem. Even though machines can cause problems, at least you can find where the problem lies. If a machine breaks, you buy replacement parts or perhaps even replace the entire machine. … More Discipleship is Not a Factory, It Is a Farm