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Jamaican Pastors College Students Update

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In July, I introduced you to some friends of mine, Sheldon Campbell, Joel Bain, and Sean Taylor who, along with their families, were in the process of moving from Kingston, Jamaica to Louisville, KY to attend the Sovereign Grace Pastors College. Upon graduation from the Pastors College in June 2017, it’s our prayer that each of these men will complete a 9-12 month Pa...

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Dealing with Darkness at Christmas

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It's a season for celebration and memory making. Christmas is a time of year that is steeped in tradition and for many, time with loved ones and friends. But amidst the joyous chaos, there are those of us who are walking in the shadows of trial, fighting to see the light the Savior's birth provides. My friends, Bob, Brittany, and Mackenzie Kauflin recorded this song recen...

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Don't Miss Humility this Christmas

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Growing up, I often heard a phrase around this time of year: “Don’t miss Christ this Christmas.” It’s a true statement intended to jostle us out of the busyness of this season and remind us of the true meaning of Christmas. But like any cliché phrase it can’t adequately capture the depth, astonishment, and meaning of the incarnation. So...

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Studying Romans with Dr. Moo

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Dr. Douglas Moo, leading evangelical Romans scholar, teaching for a week on Romans? Really? Seems too good to be true! But indeed, there we sat, a class full of Sovereign Grace Pastors and Pastors College students, soaking in the details from Dr. Moo's vast knowledge of this magnificent letter. The class contained more details than we could absorb in a week's time, but it ...

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Christmas Resources and Gift Ideas

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Christmas is right around the corner, nine days left to be exact. Just in case you’re still shopping, here are a few gift ideas and resources that can help you, your family and friends celebrate the glory of the Savior who came to save us and who is coming again!   Christmas Album Prepare Him Room: Celebrating the Birth of Jesus in Song by Sovereign Grace Mus...

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C.J. Mahaney Interviews John Piper

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Proverbs 4:7 says, “The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight.” (Proverbs 4:7 ESV) One of the ways we “get wisdom” is to listen to and learn from experienced, wise pastors. That’s why I hope you’ll take the time to listen to an interview done by two wise, experienced pastors and leaders, C.J. Mahaney,...

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Stories from the Sovereign Grace Pastors Conference

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The last week of October I had the joy of leading our annual Sovereign Grace Churches Pastors Conference. It’s my favorite conference because I get to be with people I love and respect so much, the pastors and wives of Sovereign Grace. You see, our time together is more like a family reunion than a conference. We sang God-glorifying songs together. We heard soul-stre...

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Introducing our Church Plant Cohort Program

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Sovereign Grace exists to spread the glory of God by planting churches. But how do we plant effective churches? By inspiring, equipping, and caring for church planters well. One of our distinctives as a family of churches is that we don't just care about the end product of a church plant, but care about the church planter and his family from start to finish.  To serv...

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Church Planters, Coaches, and Advancing the Mission

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Church planting is tough, but glorious work.  This is why we care about getting church planters focused and intentional support as they prepare to plant. One new way we're preparing to do this is through church plant coaching. This is a new initiative for us in Sovereign Grace, and we're excited about how this will position us to serve church planters for years ...

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A Must Read: Between Us Girls

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She had requested Chinese food. Partly, I suspect, because it seemed like very grown-up kind of food. Perfect for our mother-daughter date. As we chatted away, I glanced in the rear-view mirror. I caught the bright excitement in her eyes, and the freckles splashed across her nose, as she beamed at me with anticipation. My heart constricted with the privilege and the respon...

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