Not long ago I wrote an article about the danger of the super-pastor, and how pastors often (subconsciously) perpetuate the problem. In the article I briefly touched on leadership & discipleship multiplication as a key to effectively eradicating the super-pastor syndrome. I didn’t have time in that piece to go into more detail about creating…Read more Culture of Multiplication – Part One
Earlier tonight the Pastor Search Team from Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN shared with their church that they have invited me to preach in view of a call as their next Senior Pastor This slideshow could not be started. Try refreshing the page or viewing it in another browser.
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Any preacher who has been through bible college or seminary knows that one of the most painful experiences of a theological education is preaching class. Preaching in front of a professor and your peers, opening yourself up to their critique, is humbling and often extraordinarily painful. My experience was no different. However, as painful as…Read more Four Reasons You Need Weekly Sermon Evaluation
Not long ago TOMS Shoes, behind the leadership of Blake Mycoskie, popularized the idea of charitable purchases. In other words, you bought a pair of shoes from TOMS, and they give a pair of shoes to someone in need. It's obviously a great business model, but it also help us do good while also acquiring…Read more Buy a shirt, give a home!
The debate is swirling concerning the Syrian refugee status, and whether they should be welcomed into the US. While that's an important conversation, and one that needs to be had, let's set it aside for a moment. Regardless of conviction, everyone I know who claims Christ agrees that we should express love and compassion to…Read more Let’s help Syrian (and other) refugees.
This afternoon my dad, Paul Fries, was nominated and elected as the new President of the Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention. I couldn't be more excited and more proud. I have watched my dad for almost 37 years now, and can testify that he is a man of character, passion, integrity, faithfulness, love for his family, his…Read more Congrats to my dad, new President of the Minnesota-Wisconsin State Convention!