Pastor – Love Your Family!

Sam TotmanLeadership, Ministry ToolsLeave a Comment

My friend Jerry Drace recently wrote this for Baptist Press. It is an important reminder to all of us who serve in church leadership: A young lady approached me with a solemn, somber expression in her brown eyes, trying to hold back the tears, as I left the church auditorium’s platform after extending the invitation. “I have a personal request,” … Read More

52 Quotes for This Generation of Church Leaders

Sam TotmanChurch, Culture, LeadershipLeave a Comment

By Brad Lomenick. Reposted from SermonCentral: ABOUT YOUNG LEADERS Today’s 20- and 30-somethings are more willing to collaborate than any other generation before. They trust each other. Really. And they see collaboration as the starting point, not as some grandiose vision of teamwork that is far off in the distance. For the next generation, it’s way less about who they’re … Read More

Technology and Worship

Michael DuduitLeadership, Michael Duduit, Technology1 Comment

One of the most significant trends in American church life over the past decade has been the dramatic expansion in the use of technology in the worship experience, particularly in what author Quentin Shultz calls “presentational technologies.” Walk into an American evangelical church facility built in the last 10 to 15 years and you may or may not see a … Read More

Warning! The Walls are Under Siege

Kris BarnettKristopher Barnett, Leadership1 Comment

On a recent vacation to Savannah, GA my family discovered Ft. Pulaski.  Located on an islet between Savannah and Tybee Island, the impressive red-brick structure stands as a monument to change.  Only a few decades shy of two-hundred years, Ft. Pulaski is an unlikely standard–bearer for change, but the cannon balls lodged in the fort’s exterior walls give evidence of … Read More