Pastoring: The Glories & The Groans

Jeff Church Life, Leadership, Pastors & Pastoring

Recently, I saw a pastor post something on Facebook about the pain of being “stabbed in the back” by someone in the church where he serves.  He was not vindictive in what he wrote, and he left it broad enough to where it would be impossible to pinpoint the specific person who had wounded him.  Nonetheless, I understood immediately that …

Jesus & Hard Truths

Jeff Bible, Pastors & Pastoring, Salvation, Sin

“No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” – Luke 13:3 Jesus wrapped volcanic words like these in a blanket of love, sensing no inner conflict when doing so. God’s Son did not give a preface or disclaimer to what He was going to say. He just stated the truth to those who desperately needed …

When Methods Become Monuments

Jeff Leadership, Pastors & Pastoring

Today, I awoke with a specific bible passage on my heart, and thought it might be helpful to share some thoughts on it with you.  For a little more than three years, I have been following Holy Spirit as He leads me and those whom I am allowed to shepherd into some previously uncharted waters for us.  Not everyone has been fond of this process.  Some have …

Ministry Update: New Bridge Church

Jeff Church Life, Pastors & Pastoring

Our church family recently united with another local assembly in our community. This Sunday we publicly launch as New Bridge Church, an independent New Testament local church. Our emphasis will continue to exalt the authority of the scriptures and the necessity of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit for life and ministry.  Here is a really condensed video …

An Open Letter To Older & Younger Pastors (From a pastor who is in the middle)

Jeff Church Life, Pastors & Pastoring

Dear Pastor, It occurred to me today that all of the times I have heard the “itching ears” passage of 2 Timothy 4:3-5 referenced it has been focused on preachers watering down the truth of Scripture to please wishy-washy churchgoers who were lax on holiness or commitment to the Kingdom. In essence, these ear-tickling pastors are exposed for taking the …

Truth For Tanzania – December 2013

Jeff Love, Pastors & Pastoring

  An incredible event in Africa.  A Kingdom project.  An opportunity for you to participate. For more information after watching the short video below, email us at or call 678-551-7333.   Find out more about International Bible Conference at        

Doing Summer With Purpose

Jeff Leadership, Pastors & Pastoring, peace

Beautiful skies have been hanging over Atlanta for about a week now.  Prior to that were some rather wet and ugly days.  I am unsure of where you are as you read these words but I am hoping you have been granted some days of relief and ease if you have spent any recent days underneath life’s rain-clouds.  Don’t get …

Sabbatical Plans

Jeff Ministry, Pastors & Pastoring

It would be difficult to overstate how much I am looking forward to the ministry break I have scheduled from June 17-July 7.  It has been a demanding twelve months since I last enjoyed a substantial respite from ministry and my mind, body and spirit are ready to turn things down a notch for a short time.  I will have …