Our Faithful Supporting Community Provides This Site For You

The Best Way To Connect with Someone To Help Them Change

The Best Way to Connect With Someone to Help Them Change

What is your primary way of relating to people? Do you connect superficially, or do you engage them where they live? I’m talking about reaching a person at their hearts. It is imperative to reach folks at the right place so that they can experience… Continue Reading …

Ep. 239 The Burden of Ministry and Your Role in It

Ep. 239 The Burden of Ministry and Your Role In It

Show’s Main Idea – No ministry is an island that is separated from those they serve. As the head and body of Christ are unified and mobilized, you and I are one in our work. All ministries, whether church or parachurch, operate similarly. You want… Continue Reading …

Ep. 235 Is It a Good Idea to Expect Pastors to Be Biblical Counselors?

Ep. 235 Will You Stop Expecting Pastors to Be Biblical Counselors?

Shows Main Idea – Should pastors have the skillset to do biblical counseling? I’m talking about an ability to care for all people in any situation, no matter the degree of difficulty. Though everyone can disciple and pastors should be able to do it better… Continue Reading …

Ep. 231 A Rare Look Behind the Scenes of a Christian Ministry

Ep. 231 A Rare Look Behind the Scenes of a Christian Ministry

Shows Main Idea – Rick Thomas pulls back the curtain and has a candid conversation with Josh Gravitt, who leads the “support arm” of our ministry. Josh shares his life experience and passion for helping Christian ministries. You’ll get a rare look into the heart of… Continue Reading …

Ep. 218 An Oral History of Our Ministry: 2008-2019

Shows Main Idea – What we are today as a ministry is a million miles from what I thought it would be more than a decade ago. It is stunning and humbling to see how God can take five little loaves and a couple of fish,… Continue Reading …

When a Parachurch Ministry Tries to Run the Church

How much power should a parachurch organization have over a local church? Should a local church submit to a parachurch organization? When your parachurch ministry is interfering with a local church, where will you stand—with your ministry or the church? Listen to the podcast Our… Continue Reading …

Impacting Lives Near and Far, at the Same Time

Travel Update – On June 1, 2019, our family set out for a 60-day trip through Florida. The purpose of this travel season was to speak, counsel, consult, and connect with churches, key ministry leaders, and donors who support this work. Listen to the podcast Our… Continue Reading …

Ep. 178 Seven Critical Keys When Assessing a Future Leader

Shows Main Idea – Desiring ministry and being qualified for ministry is critical when assessing a potential leader. But how do you assess a person? What are some of the vital signs to look for in a future leader? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts… Continue Reading …

An Appeal from a Former Sovereign Grace Ministries Pastor

I wrote this piece seven years ago, and I’m republishing it today with a few edits since the events of this sad saga continue to unfold. I was part of Sovereign Grace Ministries from 2003 to 2008, and four of those years, I served as… Continue Reading …

Ep. 166 Six Key Ideas When Starting a Counseling Ministry

Shows Main Idea – Starting a counseling ministry is a rewarding process. Knowing how to do it is critical. In this podcast, I share with you six key ideas to answer as you prepare to counsel others. This list is not exhaustive. If you would… Continue Reading …