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It is easy in ministry to give so much that you wake up one day and feel you have nothing else to give.

Have you ever felt like your well has run dry or there is nothing left in your cup to pour out? If we say yes to everything, we lose the opportunity to give our best to anything.

I’ve certainly had those days in ministry. It’s one of the reasons I’m a firm believer that one of the best things you can do for others starts with investing in yourself.

If you neglect this, you will neglect some of your greatest opportunities for fruitful ministry.

Here are four ways you can invest in yourself from a post I did on Lifeway Pastors.



All throughout life and ministry, we face moments that make us think “Why bother?” You take a stand in your world, and it seems to have no effect. You pray for an unsaved or wayward loved one, but there is no change. You spend a lot of time and effort investing in someone who turns against you. You pray and labor but there seems to be no increase in your ministry.

You are tempted to quit.

In Luke 5, Peter had an instance where it seems that nothing made a difference and he wasn’t getting any return. He fished all night and caught nothing! I’m sure he thought, “Why Bother?”

Luke 5:5 says,

Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night & haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets. 

True fishermen don’t quit.

Galatians 6:9 says,

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we don’t give up.

Is God asking you to do something that others think is crazy? Is God asking you to keep going when others say it’s time to quit?

Here are three reasons to keep going in ministry today. The full post I shared on Lifeway Pastors Blog.


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Ministry can be incredibly rewarding. It can also be incredibly draining. No matter how much you do there is always more ministry to be done. There are more people to reach, more people to counsel, and more messages to prepare. Inevitably, you will go through seasons of great joy and great disappointment.

You will experience seasons where it seems everyone is for you and other seasons where it feels like people are out to get you. Judas betrayed Jesus. If it happened to Jesus, it will happen to you.

The thing about ministry is it involves people. People are imperfect including you and me. It’s why Jesus spent time ministering to the crowd but also spent time in solitary with His Father. Solitary moments feed our souls. The opposite is isolation. It doesn’t feed our soul. It dries it up.

When you go through difficult seasons in ministry the temptation is to isolate. If there is one thing I have learned in ministry, it’s we can’t do life alone! We need to fight to have the right connections in our lives to sustain us for the long haul.

I had the privilege to share this post on Lifeway Pastors.

Here are three relational connections every pastor needs.


Love That Lasts

April 20, 2017


We invite you and your friends to the kick off of our new series called LOVE THAT LASTS.

Join us for a brand new relationship series! It’s not how you start but how you finish that matters most. Find out how to develop a “love that lasts” in our most vital relationships.

Throughout This Series:

  • Date Night gift card giveaways
  • Mother’s Day special on May 14th with gifts for every Mom
  • How to increase friendship AND passion in marriage
  • Discover the ONE thing every relationship needs to survive

Join us for a new series, Love That Lasts, beginning this Sunday at Elevate Church.

“Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” (1 Corinthians 13:7)

Easter At Elevate

April 14, 2017


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From Our Family To Yours 
We would like to extend an invitation to you and your family this Easter Season. See below for what to expect on Easter Sunday at Elevate Church. We can’t wait to spend Easter with you!

– Pastor Kevin & Susan


Easter Sunday @ 10am: Something For The Whole Family

  • BOUNCE HOUSES after the Service for some extra FUN!
  • Face Painter and Balloon artist for the Easter Celebration!
  • EGG HUNT & Easter Bunny for ALL KIDS to enjoy!
  • FAMILY PHOTO BOOTH for the WHOLE family to remember this day!
  • An EASTER message on how to experience the resurrection power TODAY.
  •  Come celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus and let the whole family experience an unforgettable day!

INVITE your friends & family. It is not too late and it could make an eternal difference!


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