As I was reading Matthew 22 this morning, I was thinking about our society today. Being in youth ministry for so long, I have seen the effects of the emerging "non-religious" generation. There is a current trend in the media skewing millennials into believing that organized religion is a cause of mental illness. This statement is false. The claim is … Continue reading Get Out Of MY Church!
As I post this, I am one week away from being a full year out of full time ministry. Now, let me preface this post by saying that I have still been doing ministry. Volunteering as a pastor with GodSquad Church, working in the local churches I have been in. I am helping my … Continue reading One Year out of Full Time Ministry… Waiting is Hard.
This title says it all. How can we as a church set up our new ministers, whether Senior Pastor, Youth Pastor, Children’s Pastor, Bathroom Cleaning Pastor (it seems we have positions for everything today) for success. I talked with several new ministers, some who have been at their church for over a year, and some … Continue reading How To Set Your New Minister Up For The Long Haul
This is the last year of Warped Tour. For those of you who have never been, or heard of it, it is like WinterJam for secular bands. So I have not been shy about my past. Growing up I listened to a lot of music that would make most of your cringe and probably petition … Continue reading What Warped Tour Meant to me
I Can Only Imagine is a movie that carries with it a powerful message of redemption and salvation. Now the themes of this movie can be brought to your congregation, your household, or just yourself for a powerful dive into the gospels of Jesus Christ. I want to begin with the journal. This is a … Continue reading I Can Only Imagine Church Resource Review
I think it is fair to go ahead and state that the movie Summer of ' 67 was produced by my in-laws. This is my honest opinion. Summer of a 67 is a movie revolving around the Vietnam war. While most war movies are keen to show the action and bloody scenes, Summer of 67 … Continue reading How Summer Of ’67 Fulfilled A Lifelong Prayer I Didn’t Know I Had
Hi, my name is Clay, or ItsPastorClay (yes, yes, I know it is not grammatically correct, but the websites would not allow me to have an apostrophe in the "it’s".) if you have been in any of my streams. I am a man called by God to pastor. That being said, I have been serving … Continue reading Introductions