5 Pastoral Leadership Disciplines

Jesus has designed the church to function a certain way. Even though He doesn’t need men to lead His church, He chooses to appoint godly men to do so. On Sunday, we had the blessing of being able to appoint another pastor at Aletheia. What a celebration it was (Check out an instagram photo here). […]

6 Helpful Hints When Developing a Mission Statement

I have been a church planter now for over a decade and one thing that I’ve learned through it all is that if you don’t have a clear-cut vision/mission (or whatever you want to call it) statement, you will end up having sort of an identity crisis as a church. We faced this in Tampa […]

Sermon Recap 10.30.2011

This past Sunday I was away celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the first Aletheia Church that we started in Harrisonburg, Virginia. It was a joy to be at the original location that Jesus began this church planting movement. When we left over 2 years ago to plant the church in Tampa, we left an […]

67…one number I can get excited about!

As I have stated before, numbers and statistics rear their ugly heads within the church planting game. Honestly, it gets pretty ridiculous. I remember a pastor (who will remain unnamed) of another church in Harrisonburg, Virginia (where the first Aletheia is located) when he would see us would always ask “how many you running now?” […]

A peak inside our Ruth series…

Our Ruth series has proven to be quite successful up to this point. I really feel like our people are responding well to it. In case you were wondering if we did anything differently this time around, seeing as though it is the third book we have gone through as a church, we did. Of […]

Reason # 5,689 for why I deserve zero credit for the success of my church plant

I’ve given myself a couple days to digest the interesting (but great) day that God gave to Aletheia Tampa on Sunday and I still can’t quite properly assess everything. It’s not like I am on an emotional high or anything like that. To be honest, I never was on an emotional high because I was […]

The “Fullness Movement”

So much is happening right now in ministry and life in general that I never really have time to sit down and write about it all. One thing about my church planting experience is that I never quite have enough time, and when I do, I certainly don’t have the brain power left to cram […]

a little update…

I know that many of you, especially our supporters, try to keep updated with our lives via my blog. Updates are one thing that I have not been very good at lately but here are some random thoughts on how things are going here in Tampa… 1. Our church plant has seen unusual summer growth […]

Will Power

“Nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” These words are the toughest for me to accept at times when it comes to doing what I do. I am a church planter. I am a hard working church planter at that. I have big dreams for my church plant. I have high expectations because I […]

Feeling Encouraged

I find it so difficult to stay up on blogging these days and it honestly surprises me that people can update their blogs every single day. I guess when you make it a part of your daily or weekly routine then it can become easier. I usually am so mentally exhausted from everything I’m doing […]