Curated links for your weekend reading:

The Indescribable Joy Of Loving The Church God Called You To Serve

Sometimes, being able to say “I love this church and I want to stay here” is enough to keep you going.

Starting Churches in a ‘Follow Your Heart’ Age

Church planting has always been central to Jesus’s mission. But it’s particularly helpful and corrective in today’s cultural climate.

‘I’m Not Enough’: A Missionary’s Battle with Insufficiency

It’s on days like this, when I’m physically, emotionally, or spiritually covered in a mess of anxiety and helplessness, that I want to pull myself back into the boat.

7 Lessons from My First 6 Months of Pastoral Ministry

I’m too new at this to propose “the seven most important dynamics a new pastor should prepare for,” but here are seven things I experienced acutely in my first six months in pastoral ministry.

My column this week at The Gospel Coalition Canada: Thinking and Communicating about Sex And Gender

We need a new generation of Christian communicators who can address issues of gender and sexuality.