Our secrets will kill us – Samuel Chand

Photo by Kristina Flour on Unsplash Pain, suffering, disappointments, and hardships can only be effectively managed and sorted through within the context of community. I believe that with all my being. I may not live up to that truth; at times, I try to wade through my pain, suffering, disappointments, and hardships on my own…the typical “lone-ranger Christian”…

A Truly Productive Life

Are you productive? I’ll ask a different way: Do you merely get things done or do you get the right things done? For years I considered myself a productive person. I’ve always been both early to rise and late to bed. I had lists, projects, and goals I wanted to accomplish and aimed my life at…

Glorious Joy for Discouraged Pastors

What often derails faithful Christian ministry is leaders who give up in the face of discouragement. The signs of discouragement begin internally before they ever show on the outside. A weight on the chest that makes it hard to breathe. A lethargy that makes even the most common ministry tasks burdensome and difficult to manage.…

Theme for September: Leadership

John Maxwell famously said that everything rises and falls on leadership. Whether you are talking about individuals, families, churches, businesses, or nations, the ability to cast the right vision and motivate towards its realization sets the trajectory for every area our lives. In light of the vital importance of leadership, we here at Theology Along…

Pastor, the first person you need to lead is yourself.

Photo by Jeff Sheldon on Unsplash If you’re married, do you remember the night before your wedding? I do. My wife says I was acting strange, even a little standoffish. No, it wasn’t because I was apprehensive about marrying this stunningly beautiful, sweet, gentle woman. But rather, as I thought about the weight of being a husband, I…

“Pastors need the right fuel or else they’ll be drained.” A word to pastors from Brian McCoy.

Photo by Sara Farshchi on Unsplash According to Dictionary.com the word “fuel” is a noun with three meanings: Combustible matter used to maintain fire, as coal, wood, oil or gas, in order to create heat or power. Something that gives nourishment; food. An energy source for engines, power plants, or reactors. Like your physical health, your spiritual health…

If you’re the boss your people need to learn to trust you. Here’s 5 traits you need to have.

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash Trust is crucial for influence and credibility. Oren Harari in The Powell Principles: 24 Lessons from Colin Powell, a Legendary Leader shares a good word on establishing trust that’s essential for leaders to learn. People are inclined to trust those who… Are competent – individuals who have relevant knowledge and experience and…