Lead pastor

Sometimes I am presumptuous enough to offer advice to lead pastors, mostly on how to relate to their staffs.

Under the hashtag #NextMethodism, United Methodist pastors, theologians, and bloggers are putting forth visions of what the next iteration of Methodism will look like. While there is much disagreement among them, all participants seem to agree on an underlying assumption—current United Methodism is dying or already dead. I refuse to […]

What’s your story? # CurrentUnitedMethodism

‘Tis the season for the preaching of associate pastors. During the summer months, when lead pastors take vacation time, they often hand us, their associates and other staff members, the role of preaching, leading worship, and generally covering for them while they are gone. Some of us are excited to […]

Summer preaching