Archive for the 'Leadership' Category

The Rest

December 29th, 2007

This week I have rested. I have just relaxed and spent time with family and friends. It is amazing how stopping brings better perspective and a renewed spirit.
This rest has been made possible by having such a fantastic and diverse team. Tomorrow Wade Thompson will be preaching and I will be doing much […]

So Sneaky…

October 23rd, 2007

I have become convinced our church is under the most subtle and dangerous of spiritual attacks and it is coming at the most sneaky of times. It comes at a time when we are growing, things seem to be thriving, people are excited, and the services are going well. On the one hand […]


September 17th, 2007

One of the oddities of Re:Hope is the high amount of men who regularly attend, especially single men. It may be the only church in Glasgow with obviously more men than women on any given Sunday. It is not uncommon to hear people joke about our church being “Man Church.” I love […]

Yesterday’s Journal

March 30th, 2007

I woke up yesterday morning having not heard anything about the Red Church building since our bid was rejected last October. All I knew when I woke up yesterday was that I still wanted God to let us be in that building. Around 2:15 yesterday I wrote this in my journal:
“Father, I am […]

What is the answer?

March 16th, 2007

I find myself asking two questions. Does it ever get easier? Do I really want it to?
Sometimes, especially at moments like this, I hope for that ever-elusive time where things will become easy. Since October, I have found myself at times overwhelmed by the enormity of the task of leading Re:Hope. Yet […]

the Unifying Power of Fun

February 2nd, 2007

A few years ago I was on youth staff at Rolling Hills Community Church. During those years I learned big lessons that have shaped both who I am and how I do ministry today. Rolling Hills had 8 full-time staff in the youth department with very focused area’s of specialization. Mark […]

The Revival of Evil…

October 7th, 2006

Last Sunday a man I had never met before approached me at church. Apparently he was doing some research for the Church of Scotland about reaching the emerging generation. When he looked around our church he was struck at how many young people there were and he said, “Most ministers say that the […]


July 12th, 2006

Today, Ethan and I were in the car listening to, “The Silver Chair” (book 6 of the Chronicles of Narnia.) As the CD played I would occasionally stop it and explain what was going on. I remember telling Ethan that Jill was supposed to remember the 4 things Aslan told her. If she would remember […]

My Mentor

June 29th, 2006

My mentor is someone I aspire to be like. When I was a boy I watched him in his role of camp director. When I was 18 I had the joy of spending a summer under his direction while working at Lakeside Bible Camp. When I was 24 I began to work at the same […]

Will you be remembered?

June 13th, 2006


"One of the outstanding ironies of history is the utter disregard of ranks and titles in the final judgment men pass on each other….The final estimate of men shows that history cares not an iota for the rank or title a man has borne, or the office he has held, but only the quality of his […]