Splitting the Sea

Fearing Church Planting

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I have done the youth ministry thing for over ten years. It was fun and it became comfortable. Students are teachable, moldable, and open. The teenage drama, while a real thing, is simple and straight forward. Adults, however, have mastered the art of backstabbing while they smile at you. Adults are stubborn, frustrating, and set in their ways. So planting a church is perhaps the worst idea ever. And, to be honest, what scares me the most is me and not adults. I have grown comfortable with being in the …

Pastor Pete Wilson Cross Point Church

Celebrating Pete Wilson – Leadership & Burnout

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This last Sunday, September 11, Pastor Pete Wilson of the mega-church Cross Point in Nashville, TN resigned. His reasons were that he was empty and just needed to rest, what the ministry world calls “burnout.” Talking about the mission and vision of Cross Point, Pete said, “I did not prioritize some other things that were equally as important.” He continued, “Most of you in this church only experience what I do on Sundays, especially those of you who watch online. You just see me when I kind of come up here …