How to Know if God is Calling You to Ministry Leadership

January 20, 2016By BrandonLeadership

Is God calling you to serve Him in ministry? First of all, it’s a big YES. God draws lost people to himself to save them, and his desire is that all saved people serve people. So, if you’re a believer, you are called! Obviously, however, there is a kind of “calling” that sets certain individuals apart … Read More

Serving Broken People Is Beautifully Messy

March 6, 2015By BrandonLeadership

“I’m not bren. Get off my .” Our church uses a lot of sponsored posts. Aside from attenders bringing friends, it’s the primary way that people in Northwest Arkansas discover us and check us out on Sunday. One of our posts referenced an upcoming message about brenness and that comment was left by someone, annoyed … Read More

58 Practices Of a Healthy Church Community

May 12, 2014By BrandonLeadership

It’s impossible for a Pastor or even a church staff to care for the spiritual, emotional, and social needs of every individual and family in a congregation. Expecting them to do so places an unscriptural and undue burden on them and creates unrealistic and bound-to-be-unmet expectations in the minds of church members. I mentioned this … Read More

A 4-Part Definition of Ministry

July 2, 2013By BrandonLeadership

Here it is: Ministry takes place when divine resources meet human needs through loving channels to the glory of God. – Warren Wiersbe, On Being a Servant of God According to Warren Wiersbe, one of America’s long-term leading thinkers on ministry issues, this definition consists of four vital parts. Our church staff just walked through his … Read More

Discipleship Is a Catch-and-Release Process

June 20, 2013By BrandonGrace Hills 3 Comments

Jesus stopped a few fishermen one day in the Sea of Galilee and challenged them to turn the world upside down by issuing a simple call… “Come, follow me, and I will send you out to fish for people.” (Matthew 4:19, NIV) Many have taught about how the disciples left their careers behind to follow … Read More

Two Conditions for Starting a New Ministry

September 22, 2012By BrandonChurch Planting

One of the challenges of church planting is staying lean. I became a Pastor under a programmatic mindset – offer enough things and people will come. Thankfully, I came across a good bo long ago that helped to shift my thinking. Instead of a list of programs to attract people, what we really need is … Read More