Funny You Said That: Stewardship and Humor (Giving, Part 3)

Posted on August 31, 2018
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From LeaderWorks: helping leaders do their work. Normally, you wouldn’t find a blog post on humor mentioned in a series on Stewardship, Giving, and Generosity. The topic of stewardship and giving is not an easy one to speak about. It makes some people feel very uncomfortable. Both speaker and listener share long moments of angst when…

10 Habits for a Generous Church (Giving, Part 2)

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From LeaderWorks: helping leaders do their work. As I wrote in part one of this series, a church without adequate resources will soon see their visions become vapors. Money feeds momentum. It is a sign of commitment, involvement, trust, hope, and even worship unto the Lord! It is good to talk about! That is why developing a…

Stewardship, Giving, and the Third Rail (Giving, Part 1)

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From LeaderWorks: helping leaders do their work. A third rail is the high voltage power line that runs along a subway train. It is the one you are warned NOT to touch. It powers the train. But don’t touch it. It makes everything go, but if you touch it, it might kill you. Zap! Shock! For…

Announcing a New Partnership between Anglican Pastor and LeaderWorks!

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You may have noticed some changes here at Anglican Pastor over the past few weeks. That’s because an exciting partnership is in the works between Anglican Pastor and LeaderWorks—a ministry of David Roseberry that helps Anglican leaders do their work. Anglican Pastor is, of course, your Anglican pastor online. Together, LeaderWorks and Anglican Pastor are…

Clergy: Come and See Your Anglican Heritage

Posted on August 23, 2018
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A few years back, Archbishop Duncan put words to what many of us had been seeing in our churches and seminaries.  He said it plainly: Young leaders and spouses coming into the Anglican tradition of Christianity with a great love and zeal for the Lord and for His church.  The impact of our rootless, post-modern…

Let’s Go There!

Posted on August 20, 2018
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Many of you know the joy of faith-based travel. We have had a great time in some of the most significant places of faith on the globe. It has been a tremendous joy for Fran and I to take well over 600+ people to ‘far away places’ in the past decades. About a dozen years…

A Rector’s Preaching Summit

Posted on August 16, 2018
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Over at LeaderWorks, I wrote a short blog about the preaching role of the Rector.  Read it here.  And buried in the last part of the article is a small link to a HUGE opportunity for Rectors of congregations.  LeaderWorks and the American Anglican Council are sponsoring a “summit” at The Cove on December 3-6,…

Five Reasons Why You Should Focus on Your Pulpit

Posted on August 14, 2018
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Anglicans love liturgy. This has always been true, but in the past couple of decades, I’ve seen more and more young clergy who are especially enamored with the formational impact of rightly ordered worship. I would imagine this phenomenon is due mostly to a generation of young priests drawn to the Anglican way from a…

Ten Reasons Why This Next Trip to the Holy Land is for You

Posted on July 30, 2018
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In just a few weeks, the registration for the November Holy Land trip (November 12-21) will begin to close. Register quickly! If you have been thinking and praying about it…it is time to act. In the closing weeks of registration, I want to reiterate what makes this trip unique. Here are ten great reasons to…

A Visit to the Holy Land is Like Coming Home

Posted on July 9, 2018
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Recently, when I was in Jerusalem, I was delighted to see so many familiar faces there as well: not only those who toured with me, but other clergy and friends who travelled for the GAFCON meeting. My social media feeds were stuffed with pictures of all the landmarks I’ve come to know so well over…