By Lance Witt on Apr 26, 2021
Over the last few years my single most consistent prayer has been for spiritual courage. Being a coward comes quite naturally to me. I don’t like to fight. I don’t like rejection. I am definitely not a fan of pain. All of these are essential qualities of a coward.
By Lance Witt on Apr 16, 2021
Pastors listen to other pastors. We listen to other people in ministry who are down in the trenches doing the hard work of leading others.
By Lance Witt on Mar 26, 2021
Here is what I know to be true about competitiveness in my own life. It usually has to do with Outward Validation vs. Inward Validation. If I am honest, a spirit of competition and comparison has to do with me and my need to feel significant and successful. My own insecurity drives me to posture and protect. It drives me to compare and compete.
By Lance Witt on Mar 23, 2021
There have been lots of days when I wanted to hide out in my office and not have to deal with anybody. There have been plenty of times when the people I work with weren’t on my heart, but they sure were on my nerves. I suspect you know exactly what I’m talking about.
By Lance Witt on Mar 11, 2021
In my ministry Replenish, I am often asked “how do you know if a church is healthy”? What I know for sure is that the size of a church or it’s rate of growth or what happens on the platform in a weekend worship service is NOT a sure-fire indicator of health.
By Lance Witt on Feb 9, 2021
I confess to you that I am a hurrier. I wish I had a dollar for every time my kids have heard me say in an agitated tone “Hurry up!” Sometimes I walk in a hurry and leave my wife behind. When I have to wait in line, or a flight gets delayed, or there is dead time in a worship service, or someone is telling a long story, I find myself internally saying, “Could you please hurry up?”
By Lance Witt on Feb 2, 2021
Imagine a day in your future. You are now seventy or seventy-five, and the pace of life has slowed. You get up early in the morning and sit in your favorite chair with a cup of coffee. The house is still and silent. No one is there but you and God and your thoughts.
By Lance Witt on Feb 1, 2021
Can you imagine going to a theater to watch a hundred million dollar movie only to discover there isn’t a final scene? Can you imagine a race car driver leading the entire race and then in the final lap, stops paying attention and loses the race? Can you imagine getting directions on Google Maps and it not giving you the directions for the last mile?
By Lance Witt on Jan 9, 2021
Gifted speakers and novices alike experience this unenjoyable aspect: people's criticism. In today's Pastor to Pastor, Lance Witt discusses a proper response from a biblical perspective.
By Lance Witt on Jan 7, 2021
As a pastor I am embarrassed to admit this, but prayer has often been a struggle for me. And yet, it is crucial to our success in preaching.
By Lance Witt on Jan 1, 2021
2021 is a clean canvas that God puts in our hands and with His help we can paint a beautiful picture this coming year.
By Lance Witt on Dec 29, 2020
What are you going to do this next year to make the “most of your time”?
By Lance Witt on Oct 22, 2020
In the middle of this election year, the amount of vicious attack and trash talking has reached a new high (or low). I think it is time that we as pastors take the lead in helping our congregations and communities know how to treat one another.
By Lance Witt on Feb 27, 2020
Preaching is not only about only about communication technique and accurately “dividing the Word”. The best preaching flows from a healthy soul.
By Lance Witt on Sep 26, 2019
Who is the most difficult person you have ever had to lead? Did somebody’s face and name just pop into your mind?