As a pastor, one of my jobs is to talk with the men who have been nominated to serve as deacons. As a deacon myself, I know the dilemma that many men feel when they get the nod from the church as a candidate for deacon. Jeff, a young entrepreneur in our church reluctantly accepted […]
About Matt Tullos
I serve as Production Manager on the Communications Team. I love writing and producing content to help people share their story. My Golden Retriever thinks I am the most awesome guy in the world. (I feed him).
Entries by Matt Tullos
I just finished reading Joanna and Chip Gaines, The Magnolia Story. By the way, it’s a great read, even for guys like me that end up as accidental HGTV viewers. In the book, the Gaines share amazing stories of how their lives intersected and through courage, faith and perseverance God began to build things in their lives […]
I recently ran into someone I knew in high school at the mall in my home town. He was THE DUDE on campus. At college, he married the campus beauty and received an assistantship at a prestigious law school in the northeast which allowed him to return home and begin a successful law office. Amazingly, he remembered […]
If every day was Thanksgiving, I think we’d all be quite a bit heavier! Wouldn’t you agree? There’s a reason we should only celebrate it once a year. Still, for a moment set aside the turkey, the pies, and the cornbread dressing and make a declaration to make every day Thanksgiving day. In other words, […]
Coming together for pastors’ conferences like E4 is so vital to pastors because we are still learning the lessons you miss at seminary. You missed them because they aren’t found in any syllabus. They are only learned in the Seminary of Hard Knocks. Here are a few classes I’ve audited from that fine institution over […]
“Remember this—you can’t serve God and money, but you can serve God with money.” — Selwyn Hughes “I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare. —C.S. Lewis “The measure of a life is not its […]
So your pastor preaches on giving? Thank him! He’s giving you some important news about one of life’s greatest secrets. A pastor who invites members to tithe invites them into a life-changing, soul-transforming experience that affects every area of their lives. In truth, it’s unfair to you if he’s not teaching you about this principle that’s changed […]
2015 turned out to be a different world than 2014 and this year promises more change. That’s guaranteed! Uncertainty is certain but one thing remains: our desire for wonder.
Here’s an easy, creative responsive reading/prayer you can use this Sunday to thank God together! Leader: In times of trial and grief, Congregation: You remained faithful to us. Leader: In times of heartbreak and uncertainty, Congregation: You were the fortress we ran to. Leader: Some of us have fought cancer and illness. Congregation: Your hands guided us. You are the Good […]
….With apologies to Paul Simon “The problem is all inside your head” he said to me. The deacon who always thought so logically I’d like to help you to help him, supportively. There must be 50 ways to love your pastor! 1. Shake his hand, Fran. 2. Tell him you loved his sermon, Herman. 3. […]
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