…to pastors and ministry studentsIMG_1035 (2)

I love the camaraderie, the laughing, the fellowship of others who know the unique demands and privileges we shepherds share. I’ve spoken to lots of different groups but, outside of my own congregation, I connect best with ministry students and other pastors. Here are some seminar and preaching topics I’ve done:

Talks on pastoring

  • The Pastor’s Tools: Authority, Wisdom, and Grace. Especially Grace
  • It Is Good: The often overlooked rewards of ministry
  • In It for the Long Haul: How do we persevere as pastors
  • The Care and Cure of Souls
  • Feels Like Home: The church as family

Talks on preaching 

  • Preparing Your Soul to Preach
  • Imagination in Preaching
  • Preaching and Spiritual Formation

Sermons for pastors

  • Acts 18:1-17 – A Rough Business
  • Acts 11:19-30; 13:1-3 – The Gift of an Encouraging Pastor
  • Luke 10:38-42 – When Not to Serve Jesus
  • Luke 15:1-7 – Finding Lost Sheep
  • 1 Peter 5:1-4 – Good Shepherds
  • Genesis 32:22-32 – (two sermons on Jacob’s wrestling with the Angel): “Your Arm’s Too Short to Box with God” & The Blessed Limp

To listen in on some recent sermons check out our church website or PreachingToday.com

Some groups I’ve spoken to . . .

  • A variety of workshops and chapel addresses at Trinity Int’l University and Trinity Evan. Divinity School
  • Seminars and Plenary Session for the Rural Home Missions Assn. Annual Conferences
  • Seminars at the Moody Pastors’ Conferences
  • Cornerstone University Chapel and seminary class – Oct. 2012
  • Moody Bible Institute Chapel – Nov. 2012
  • Seminars at the Interim Pastors Ministries Annual Conferences
  • Three sessions at the Denver Seminary Faculty Retreat
  • Two all-day Pastors’ Conferences with Refresh Ministries, Alberta, Canada
  • Seminary class, Ambrose Seminary, Calgary
  • Seminar & sermon for Brethren in Christ Pastors and Wives retreat
  • Moody Bible Institute, Spokane, Founders Days
  • Rocky Mountain District of the Evan. Free Church, District Conference – plenary speaker
  • Midwest District of the EFCA – plenary speaker
  • Norther Plains District of the EFCA – plenary speaker
  • The Orchard – Preaching Workshop

Nice of you to say so . . .

“Pastors are inundated with resources on how to be a better everything: preacher, leader, fundraiser, strategist. It’s a long list. What we mostly lack is someone who speaks honestly, humbly, wisely about the heart of our calling: to be a shepherd. Lee does that, and does it well. He is a rare gift. He is one of us who knows a bit more than us, and who is glad to share. I am better shepherd because of Lee’s ministry.”

Mark Buchanan, author of Your Church is Too Safe

“Lee really connects with pastors and leaders alike. With decades of experience as a pastor with a shepherd’s heart he humbly shares his successes and failures alike. Lee has so many one line nuggets of wisdom that he interweaves through personal stories and ministry applications. I have recruited speakers for nearly 50 conferences. Lee is at the top of the list of speakers with positive response and appreciation from all who attended. My pastors and leaders left refreshed, renewed and strengthened by Lee’s ministry.”

Dr. Greg Fell, Rocky Mountain District Superintendent, Evangelical Free Church of America

“This seminar was the highlight of the entire conference.”
“Best seminar I’ve ever attended.”
“So good, I attended twice.”

“I had so many comments of appreciation … for your ministry. I was so blessed by the way you came among us and mingled with us. You are an anointed wordsmith/preacher and I’m so blest by that, but also for your ministry of presence.”