What is Your Pastor Up To?

What is Your Pastor Up To?

Healthy Pastors, Healthy Churches I’ve been thinking recently how important it is for church leaders to stay alive to God. When we stop growing, we have little to offer others.There is a saying in church circles, “healthy pastors, healthy churches.” Presbyterians...
Come Serve with Us!

Come Serve with Us!

The wider church is a beautiful place to serve. At the presbytery level you’ll find servant leaders who are passionate about God’s mission, and realize that, for Presbyterians, we depend on each other to grow God’s Church.  Although it is a little tongue-in-cheek to...
A Vision worth Celebrating

A Vision worth Celebrating

 Ten Years Ago It feels like yesterday when my senior pastor burst into my office to announce that a new position had been posted on the presbytery’s website. I was then an associate pastor at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, and he said to me, “Tom, this...
Telling the Better Story

Telling the Better Story

Long ago, before I knew much about the internal workings of churches or denominations, people who loved me told me stories about the person of Jesus, and that encounter changed everything for me. Their stories engaged my imagination to consider an alternative way to...
Tell a New Story

Tell a New Story

Story-Telling Animals I once found myself in a silly discussion about what makes humans different than animals. One person argued that it was because animals don’t use tools and humans do. Another asserted it was because humans communicate with each other. And another...