Help Your Kids Deal Biblically With Criticism

It is bound to happen. Any day, your once naive innocent little snow flake is going to come home from school, practice, a play date or from a family reunion with a broken heart. Their eyes will be opened to the meanness of words. Someone said something critical about them and it hurt. You’re fat….

A Quick Guide for Small Group Leaders

  We recently re-started our small group ministry at Anchor Way Church. I had the privilege of training our leaders. Part of our strategy at Anchor Way is to be an equipping and unleashing church. That means we place very few “controls” over lay ministry models. We want people to be free to do ministry…

Jesus and Politics

This Sunday, October 2nd, I am starting a new series on Jesus and Politics. This series is an attempt to insert a Biblical voice into the current political narrative around key issues. This series is not going to intentionally endorse a candidate, position or party. However, Christians should know what their faith teaches about current…

The Death of Vision (Statements)

We don’t have a vision a statement. Crazy. I know. When I was a student pastor in the late 90’s I read the book, Purpose Driven Youth Ministry. I grew up going to an Episcopal church that didn’t have much of a youth ministry. So I didn’t have a clue how to do youth ministry….

First 100 Days

  President Franklin Roosevelt established the importance of a president’s first 100 days. FDR believed the activity and relationships the president accomplished in the first 100 days were a gauge for measuring the rest of his presidency. Since the FDR administration the press has paid special attention to every president’s first 100 days. A pastor’s…

Apologetic Preaching

I once heard one of my favorite preachers, Louie Giglio say, “preaching is a craft.” What he meant was we should not all sound like whoever is famous at the time. I think it was Rick Warren back then, now it would be Matt Chandler. Anyways, it’s a good point that young preachers should spend…

The Hospital Visit

I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ – Matthew 25:36 Jesus helped sick people. Out of all the things Jesus did with His brief time on earth, one of the ministries he prioritized was caring for the sick. It…