After a day where I did not feel like a successful pastor these words from Zack Eswine have been both encouraging and reproving. How to Achieve Pastoral Success Pastoral success would be doing the work that a pastor is actually supposed to do: pray, open God’s Word, be present with people, show his love to …

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Zack Eswine reminds us that we don’t have to feel sorry for John the baptist. He was not eclipsed by Jesus. He was everything he was meant to be. There’s liberty in that lesson for all of us. The freedom in admitting our limitations is that we get to follow John the Baptist’s footsteps and …

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Zack Eswine writes about the growth that can, but doesn’t always follow a burnout experience. “Just because we fall, that doesn’t mean we are necessarily wise now. We have to be teachable to the thing that God’s doing.” The lesson translates to other experiences. Are You Teachable? I don’t wish a breakdown or burnout on …

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