When we began this journey away from Heights Church and ministry in the Twin Cities, I thought about Paul’s journey to Troas in Acts 16. Initially, I thought the journey to Troas would include the move to Alabama. A few weeks ago the Lord let me know the journey to Troas was the four months of preparation for this move. The move to Alabama is the next step. Read more
We are now down to TWO DAYS before movers show up and haul out the last of our worldly possessions.
Tomorrow… Sunday… I get the privilege of preaching one last time at Heights Church.
I have talked about how I have loved the city where I was able to live the past 20 years. But to pastor this church for almost 20 years… I need a book to explain how I love this church! The change that has happened in that time period… and all that is possible in the days ahead as they ready a transition to their next pastor… my heart is full.
All that God has done in the lives of these incredible people, and what that will mean in Columbia Heights for years to come, creates thankfulness in my heart.
Thank you, Heights Church.
There is one couple who has been a constant in ministry my whole adult life in training for ministry and then ministry. As we have our “last suppers” with friends here in Minnesota, we said goodbye to my spiritual father. Read more
Today is my last day as pastor of Heights Church. It’s been a nearly 20 year journey in a place I have loved deeply. Read more
Our God is in heaven;
he does whatever pleases him. (Ps. 115:3, NIV) Read more
I love pastoring and I love the place where I pastor. A day arrived I didn’t think would come this soon, even though “soon” means 19 years of ministry in one place. Read more
I have held to what I call a “theology of place.” I minister in a physical place. I don’t minister in theory. I try to minister in reality. That has to do with where I am. Read more
Some thoughts on spiritual leadership from 2 Timothy. Before, I looked at the prayer life of a spiritual leader, and the encouragement of a spiritual leader.
Spiritual leaders should also live as “Exhibit A.” Spiritual leaders don’t “teach” the way. They show the way. Read more
I am reflecting on some key principles of spiritual leadership as I reflected on 2 Timothy last week in a personal retreat. The first key was prayer.
The second principle is encouragement. Paul was one to call out spiritual gifts and help develop those gifts in others. Read more