Intentional Interim Pastoral Ministry is an Art More than a Science, Post One

Saturday, October 14, 2017 This week I had the opportunity to speak to the leadership, and some invited guests, of one of my favorite organizations that seeks to recruit, train, place, resource, and coach interim pastors for congregations. It is Interim Pastor Ministries. My relationship with the people of Interim Pastor Ministries goes back almost […]

FaithSoaring Churches Characteristics

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What are the key characteristics of FaithSoaring Churches? Probably there is no perfect set of characteristics. Yet certain key characteristics emerge from my observation of multiple FaithSoaring Churches. No two congregations will have the exact same set of characteristics or formula. Each congregation is unique. Will FaithSoaring Churches have all the characteristics presented here? Not necessarily. Here is one set of […]

Not Necessarily FaithSoaring Churches Characteristics

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Another set of characteristics exists which I call, ”Not NecessarilyFaithSoaring Church Characteristics”. (See article on FaithSoaring Churches Characteristics that preceded this article.) They more clearly define who can be considered a FaithSoaringChurch. Already you may be typecasting or stereotyping who these congregations may be. You are probably wrong at some points and right at others. Keep reading to discover […]

More Examples of FaithSoaring Churches

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Lake Avenue This “Urban Gospel” congregation composed primarily of African-Americans is pursuing a journey that may well lead to Lake Avenue becoming a FaithSoaring Church. It was not founded as an African-American congregation. It was founded by Anglo-American families in the mid-1950s in the suburban area of a large city. Towards the end of its first generation […]

Today I Honor the Missionary Man–Dr. David Emmanuel Goatley of Lott Carey

The fall edition of the Lott Carey Herald of the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention honors the 20th anniversary of their executive director-treasurer Dr. David Emmanuel Goatley. Download 2017-8 Lott Carey Herald Web Edition I have known David for these 20 years, and consider him a close friend, great colleague, and Christian ministry soulmate […]