I’ve spent the last 4 years studying the best practices for pastoral transitions, even interviewing 50 local church pastors. The result is, Don’t Just Send a Resume: How to Find the Right Job in a Local Church.
In the last 15 years, many books have been written to help a church navigate the job-search process.
But this is the only book to help pastors.
Don’t Just Send a Resume also features short contributions by 12 published authors and ministry leaders, including: Chris Brauns, Cara Croft, Dave Harvey, David Mathis, J. A. Medders, Sam Rainer, Chase Replogle, William Vanderbloemen, Kristen Wetherell, Jared C. Wilson, and Jeremy Writebol.
Get it here.
Get a free copy of my book More People to Love.
More People to Love is about The Big Story of the Bible. It’s about God’s plan, as revealed from Genesis to Revelation to “make [his] name great among the nations” (Malachi 1:11). At times, our lives can be very difficult.
But seeing our lives in light of The Big Story—the beautiful story of God’s unfolding plan of redemption—gives us the perspective we need to carry on with purpose and joy.
Endorsements from Dan DeWitt, Bill Kynes, Gavin Ortlund, J.A. Medders, and Chris Bruno.
Brant Hansen, a nationally syndicated Christian radio host, wrote the foreword. Available at Amazon.
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Here’s a sample and an update about the audiobook for Don’t Just Send a Resume.
My book to help men struggle against porn is almost complete. Here’s how the idea began.
An enjoyable book to help you understand why self-control is often so hard to come by and how to get more of it.
Today, my book Don’t Just Send a Resume is available for order. It’s dedicated to New Life Bible Fellowship.
Author and blogger Tim Challies shares about my book Don’t Just Send a Resume.
A helpful book for new believers to understand the gospel and discipleship.
A few reflections on Martin Luther King’s famous letter.
I was recently interviewed about the effects of pornography on missions and how the gospel helps us change.
A list of every book I read last year, and some notes on my favorites.
Merry Christmas from the prophet Isaiah.
A short story about returning to life after a miscarriage.
A great book about rest and Sabbath from a guy who didn’t used to be any good at it.
A video about 8 helpful “How-To” books from Sojourn Network for local church ministry.
It’s funny how God works. There were three reasons I first became an engineer; one of them was hating to read and write.
A reflection on the implications of the work of Christ. The true spring is here.
Next Book Project
Many Christian men struggle with pornography.
And that’s the problem. I wrote a book to help men struggle against (not with) sexual sin.
There’s a huge difference.
The book is being published by Rainer Publishing and should be available for purchase early in 2019.
You can read more about it here.