What I Failed To Do During My Crisis Moment

A pastor lives from crisis to crisis, and some of them are his own.

Many leaders are adept at taking care of others’ problem, except that of their own.

I plead guilty to that.

I am full of wisdom in giving counsel to others, but develop brain freeze when figuring out solutions or simple steps to navigate my own way out of a haze. Continue reading

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Developing a Deep Bench

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The pessimistic pastor says, “What’s the use of training and raising leaders? There will always be a Judas among them.”

But the optimistic and wise leader counters, “Yeah, that may be so, but you can always replace your Judas with a Paul!”

Judas may have been instrumental in the death of Jesus Christ, but his “replacement”, the Apostle Paul, went on to preach the gospel to the Gentile world.

Ahh, the power of having a deep bench. Continue reading

Mentors Who Marked Me

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Here are some of my mentors, who invested in me directly and indirectly, and some of their quotes:

‘’No amount of success in ministry can compensate for the failure of a home’’-Don Cua

‘’Never minister without fire in your heart’’-Rafy Panlilio

‘’Live simply so that others may simply live’’-Dong Cusio

‘’Struggle well’’-Dave Darwin

‘’Dream big, start small, build deep’’-Edmund Chan

‘’The local church is the hope of the world, and its future rests in the hands of its leaders.’’-Bill Hybels

‘’Leaders create the future’’-Erwin Mcmanus

‘’Missions exists because worship does not’’-John Piper

‘’When we take care of the depth of our lives, God takes care of the breadth of our ministry’’-John MacArthur

‘’If you want to walk on water, you have to get out of the boat’’-John Ortberg

‘’The Gospel is not opposed to effort, it is opposed to earning.’’-Dallas Willard

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