Dear. Ms. Karlee Tumbleson

This picture was sent to me in June 2015 days after I was affirmed as the Lead Pastor at Foothills. I told Karlee at some point I would bust this picture out — 16 months later here it is 🙂 This is a letter Lauren and I wrote to Karlee Tumbleson who watched our kids…

Ministry leaders who have a healthy emotional iq are likely to have greater ministry benefit – Dr. Thom Rainer

Here’s a brief word from Dr. Rainer on Emotional Intelligence (summarized from Daniel Golman’s book Emotional Intelligence). The implications of emotional intelligence within pastoral ministry or leadership in general, are very significant.  In fact, Dr. Rainer says that “ministry leaders who have a healthy emotional iq (intelligence quotient) are likely to have greater ministry benefit.” So what exactly is emotional…

Are you forgiving & dependable like Jesus is?

Obviously there are more than 8 Christlike qualities but Sam Crabtree in Practicing Affirmation focuses on these ones in particular: Truthfulness. Jesus is the faithful witness (Rev. 1:5), the most truthful being in existence, the One for whom it is impossible to lie (Titus 1:2). Obedience. Jesus is the most obedient human being ever to…