By Josh Reich on Sep 21, 2022
"When we read the Bible, we want to understand it and apply it. We want to know what the Bible says and how it affects our lives. We want something to happen, we want to get something out of it. But we’re often left frustrated and wondering what we missed."
By Josh Reich on Jul 16, 2022
Inviting someone to church or sharing your faith about Jesus can be awkward. It is nerve wracking, scary and often times not what many followers of Jesus want to do. Yet, the reality is if you are a follower of Jesus, you are to be a witness of Jesus. (Acts 1:8) That is a key and crucial piece of your new identity in Christ. It is not optional.
By Josh Reich on Jun 20, 2022
Let’s face it, when someone hurts us, we can brush it off and often move on. We can be tough, ignore it, deal with it or get even (although that rarely helps), but something changes when it is our spouse, kids, a close friend or a family member who is hurt. We feel powerless in that moment.
By Josh Reich on May 6, 2022
While we often think God’s silence means He has abandoned us or left us, that is not true. God’s silence does not equal God’s absence.
By Josh Reich on Apr 25, 2022
If there is one thing pastors know well, it is the pain that can stem from a poorly run elder team.
By Josh Reich on Mar 24, 2022
Have you had a guest come to your church who seemed excited but never came back?
By Josh Reich on Jan 26, 2022
The idea of recruiting volunteers is overwhelming and difficult at times. There never seems to be enough people, and the ones who are serving are often tired and feel like they are the only ones serving.
By Josh Reich on Oct 9, 2021
If you talk to any pastor or his wife and ask them about friends, more than likely you will get a sad, longing look.
By Josh Reich on Mar 4, 2021
Your language and tone tells your church how to communicate it. Not only are you training your church what to believe about homosexuality, but you are also training them how to talk about it, what they will sound like.
By Josh Reich on Feb 27, 2021
What happens then is the leader says no for the person without giving them a chance to say yes or no. Would that person say no? I have no idea and neither do you.
By Josh Reich on Feb 25, 2021
Too many pastors work at churches they would not attend if they didn’t get paid to be there. Think about this: If you work at a church, would you attend it if you didn’t get paid to be there?
By Josh Reich on Feb 16, 2021
Nobody likes a crisis. No one likes bad news or being disappointed or being uncomfortable. We like when things work, when things are easy, when things go our way. Yet if you are a leader, at some point you will walk through a crisis with your church.
By Josh Reich on Jan 26, 2021
As leaders, we can sometimes stand in the way of change. Instead, let's take a hard look at our lives and ask these five questions to grow as leaders.
By Josh Reich on Feb 15, 2020
What's really behind the request when someone asks you to "go deeper"?
By Josh Reich on Feb 7, 2020
If the father is the first in the household to become a Christian, there is a 93 percent probability everyone else in the home will follow.