"Authenticity" is a buzzword frequently used by emerging church leaders. However,"being real" as a ministry couple just isn't that easy. Roger and Julie Barrier discuss the unrealistic expectations that cause pastors to step on the pedestal, and how to live lives of integrity.
Topic: Pastoral Ministry
Excuses are like hiding places that promise to keep you safe from difficult things. Ignore them. The only things that reproduce faster than rabbits are excuses when you’ve got important work to do. Everyday when I sit down to work (I’m a writer), here are the excuses I make: 1. It’s too early too write. 2. It’s too late. 3. Do I have the right music to write to? 4....
Author: Jon Acuff
Our lives are filled with white noise: the expectations of others that distract us from God's calling for our lives. How do we tune out "white noise." hear God speak and bravely follow His will? Preached at Casas Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Andy Thomas
Scripture: Proverbs 20:5-5, Luke 5:27-32, Matthew 16:21-23, Colossians 2:8-16
Pastor Roger Barrier and daughter Brianna Barrier Wetherbee discuss managing expectations, dealing with pressure and living in the fishbowl of the parsonage.
Topic: Pastoral Ministry
The Christian leader that builds his role on Christ-centered bedrock is blessed with a sound foundation for setting priorities and is more faithfully followed because those he leads know the basis for his direction. There are certain non-negotiables for setting appropriate priorities: Identify and clearly state the fundamental beliefs that you won’t compromise. Determine and...
Author: Tom Lutz
Topic: Leadership Principles
This is usually an "Ask Roger" question. But this time, I have a question, and I am going to ask my resident Thanksgiving expert, Tom Terry. Dear Tom, What is the significance of the Thanksgiving holiday, both politically and spiritually? Dear Roger, More than any other, Thanksgiving embodies both religious and political freedoms, and puts them in their proper place. ...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Tom Terry
"Sometimes, when I consider what tremendous consequences come from small things, I am tempted to think…there are no small things." — Barton The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurred when it broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, leading to the deaths of seven crew members. Disintegration began after an O-ring seal in its right solid rocket booster failed at liftoff. The...
Author: Don McMinn