August 27, 2015

Church Leaders and People Pleasing: Five things you need to know

by F. L. Anderson


People have the need to play it safe. To be loved and accepted. However, this need gets a lot of people in trouble when it becomes a controlling desire.

79 percent of church leaders in one survey of 1,000 pastors and 91 percent in another survey of over 1,200 pastors admitted to people-pleasing tendencies to some degree in their respective ministries.

Here are five things I discovered about church leaders who are people pleasers.

August 20, 2015

Why The Phrase "Make it Work" Doesn't Always Work

by F. L. Anderson


I've been in ministry for a long time and in that time I've seen some things, experience some things and "as much as lieth in me" endured many things including people (This includes family). 

In all of this I have learned, that the phrase or saying, "make it work" sounds good, however it doesn't always work.

August 16, 2015

Four Instructions by the Apostle Paul on Giving That May Surprise You

by F. L. Anderson


It is amazing the pressure, fear and condemnation put on God’s people to give.

Don't misunderstand me. Having been a pastor, I understand the pressures and concerns of ensuring that those buildings we like to call "the church", are able to keep it's doors open. I understand all the intangibles and financial resources required to make that building we call the church function.

I also am blessed to have been given the revelation that the institution we call "church", and the model that is and has been used in the western world for the last 1700 years is not scripture, and therefore flawed.

August 09, 2015

4 Posts You Might Have Missed

by F. L. Anderson


Sometimes it’s not new information you need, you just need access to the right information at the right time.

Sometimes people ask me have you written about X subject on your blog? And sometimes, because I’ve written so many posts since 2008, I have to stop and think…have I written about that?

Often the answer is yes. I just have to find what I wrote.