Resources for Pastors – How To Do Church in Light of COVID-19?
As many of you know, Substance is helping 100’s of churches respond to the Corona Crisis. We’ve been flooded with hundreds of questions (from church tech to church legal issues). SO, I created this page as a resource for pastors. Keep in mind, I modify this almost every week! (And things change fast). So, take some…Read More →
Don’t Die after the Resurrection – Easter Recovery Guide for Pastors
Have you ever had a “Holy Hangover?” “What is it?” you ask? Well, it’s a numb euphoria mixed with exhaustion and shepherding stress. For years, as a senior pastor, I used to hate Easter. Part of it was because every year our church would experience record lows in attendance on Easter – partly because 70%…Read More →
Sarcasm: the surprising secret to success (this is not sarcastic!)
A new Harvard study recently found out that I’m awesome. What I mean is, the study found out that sarcasm appears to have some fascinating scientific benefits. And because sa rcasm is one of my spiritual gifts, I’m freaking amazing. (And by the way, I’m being sarcastic – for those of you who have special…Read More →
Our Newest Staff Member
Well Substance, I’d like you to welcome Substance’s newest pastor: “Reverend Mark Mellon” (O.K., but you don’t actually have to call him reverend). Yes, indeed, the Substance staff family is growing! And I know that hiring Mark won’t surprise hardly any of you. After all, he virtually runs all of our Sunday morning ministry teams. …Read More →