By Lance Witt on Sep 19, 2019
Every pastor knows what it is to preach a sermon when your heart isn't in it and your life isn't living it. Here are three ways to stay motivated and preaching from a healthy heart.
By Lance Witt on Sep 12, 2019
Like most pastors, I will never forget the first sermon I preached. Basically, we had to hold people at gun point to get them to listen . . .
By Lance Witt on Jan 29, 2018
Some of the qualities that people will applaud in your life are the very things that will wreck your soul.
By Lance Witt on Jan 22, 2018
This week work at paying attention to your soul. Listen to your emotions. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you understand what is going on beneath the surface of all your “doing”.
By Lance Witt on Jan 15, 2018
Ambition is a blessing and a curse. When it is God-directed and Spirit-managed, it can bear tremendous fruit. But when it is hijacked by self and ego, it can leave a wake of destruction in its path.
By Lance Witt on Jan 8, 2018
"When your car is aligned, it runs more efficiently, creates less wear and tear, and operates more smoothly. The same is true in creating alignment and teamwork within our ministries. It takes intentionality; you never drift into alignment. People with skill know how to get down inside the organization and align its systems and structures to increase effectiveness, minimize wasted effort, and achieve greater health."
By Lance Witt on Jan 1, 2018
What are you going to do this next year to make the “most of your time”?
By Lance Witt on Dec 18, 2017
"One of the things I love about the Bible is how honest it is. The pages of Scripture don’t gloss over the flaws and sins and weaknesses of people. Even the great heroes of the faith are not airbrushed or photo-shopped to make them look superhuman."
By Lance Witt on Dec 11, 2017
How can our doubts be a blessing?
By Lance Witt on Dec 4, 2017
As pastors, how do we celebrate Christmas without getting lost in the shuffle of busy church activities?
By Lance Witt on Nov 27, 2017
"The story of 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team’s pursuit of the gold medal was one of the greatest Cinderella stories in all of sports history. But it was far more than just a great sporting event. It is also a great case study in what makes a great team. And the principles apply to church teams as well."
By Lance Witt on Nov 20, 2017
How do you define a "win" in ministry?
By Lance Witt on Nov 13, 2017
Are we truly broken for the lost?
By Lance Witt on Nov 6, 2017
Does gratitude flavor your life? Are the words that flow from your lips and the thoughts that race through your mind marked by gratitude?
By Lance Witt on Oct 30, 2017
What are you trusting God for? What are attempting for God’s glory that requires faith? Sadly, the more years people serve in ministry, the less risk-taking faith they demonstrate. We can begin to rely on our experience, our skills, and our planning to win the day. Yet, without faith it is impossible to please God.