The Pastor’s Wife and SBSD

By Linda Myers A young, inexperienced pastor’s wife met with a seasoned pastor’s wife hoping to garner words of wisdom. She was surprised when the older lady leaned over and said, “Get out while you still can!” That veteran saint knew from experience that the pastor’s wife is in a vulnerable position. She can’t respond…

FIVE TOP LEADERSHIP BL█ND SP■TS

#5 Inconsistencies As leaders, we’d like to think the problem is “out there” rather than realizing we need to change. That’s the nature of blind spots. So far, in this series, we have looked at four out of the five blind spots. Here are the topics and links, if you want to read them: #1…

FIVE TOP LEADERSHIP BL█ND SP■TS

#4 Avoidance Ever think that if you ignore something, it will go away? I have. That rarely happens, yet this is an ongoing blind spot for many leaders. It is an “intentional blind spot” in that we know we are doing it, but what we’re blind to is its destructive fallout. We convince ourselves that…

FIVE TOP LEADERSHIP BL█ND SP■TS

#3 Intimidating Others Most leaders want to be approachable, yet many of us unknowingly put people off. In fact, if you are a leader, someone will inevitably be intimidated by you.  We’re in a series entitled Five Top Leadership Blind Spots. You can read my previous articles about the first two blind spots: Being the…

Five Top Leadership BL█ND SP■TS

#2 The Need to be Always Right We’re in a series entitled “Five Top Leadership Blind Spots.” Last week we looked at the tendency for leaders to make themselves the exception to the rule.  Another blind spot for leaders is the need to be always right. Wow! As if we can really be right all the…

Five Top Leadership BL█ND SP■TS

#1 Making Yourself the Exception to the Rule. One of the goals of the Pacific Conference is to help build healthy pastors and leaders. This week I’m starting a blog series entitled Five Top Leadership Blind Spots. A blind spot is a deficiency in a person’s life that they can’t see, but others can. The…

Gatekeepers

by James Carmichael James serves as the chairman of our Board of Ministry. The Board provides an important service in our tribe as they guide men and women along the path to vocational ministry. We thought it was important to share their task so that you can understand the process and pray for them with…

Missions and Chaos

By Wayne Schock Wayne Schock is our Conference’s Director of Cross-Cultural Outreach. If your church is looking for someone to help you reach out to immigrants and various ethnic groups in your community, this is the guy you need to talk with. I’ve asked Wayne to share a bit about his experience in missions and…

New Life

Recently, the Pacific Conference hired Mitch Lee as our part-time Director of Church Planting. I’ve asked him to write this week’s blog. He shares a great perspective on how we should be leading in today’s church. Here is Mitch’s challenge. He is risen, indeed! Sharing the story of God come to earth, showing us the…

Who’s In Your Corner?

by Tom Hurt The other day I learned that one of my Junior High wrestling coaches passed away. It immediately took me back to my times of learning a new sport. Before going out for wrestling I had wrestled with brothers, friends, and likely my dad when I was too small to remember. All the…

Discovery = Discipleship

This month I’ve asked a few of our Conference leaders to share about their area of responsibility and passion for ministry. Today’s blog is by Pastor Jeremiah Duncan, our Director of the Board of Discipleship. Here’s what he’s thinking about these days… Let’s Talk I believe discipleship is really about discovery. Jesus used the power…

Remember…

We tend to forget. That’s why the Bible reminds us to “remember” so often. In Deuteronomy, Moses told Israel to “be careful that you do not forget the LORD your God…but remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he…