Long Obedience

Dear Friends,If you have a little margin in your schedule and want to take a fun trip down memory lane, go to YouTube, Spotify, or any music service and search for one-hit wonders. A one-hit wonder is a musical artist who was successful with one hit song but without a comparable subsequent hit. The list…

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In The Storm

Dear Friends,If I were to make a list of the ten things I fear, landing during a severe thunderstormwould be near the top of the list. When I say ‘thunderstorm’ I am not talking abouta few bumps in the midst of a rain shower during final approach. I am talking abouta landing when you can’t…

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Next To You On The Wall

Dear friends, I am continually amazed that it’s next to impossible to thoroughly enjoy a song apartfrom community. It’s difficult to enjoy a new piece of music until we share it withsomeone else. When they hear the song – and their eyes light up – then we can fullyenjoy the music. Why is the experience…

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Bounceback ( A Long Fulfilled Dream)

Dear friends, I recently took a trip down memory lane. I found the first PastorServe strategic plan, written in 2003. Here is what I wrote 18 years ago.PastorServe will focus its ministry to pastors in six key areas: Coaching, Counseling, Training, Encouraging, Networking and Consulting. That is essentially where we are today. We coach, consult…

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Happy Easter

PastorServe Pastor Consulting Coaching Crisis Care

Dear Friends, Part of our work at PastorServe is encouraging pastors to slow down and take time to celebrate. Eastertide is a great season to encourage pastors to sabbath, rest, recreate (a great word) and remember to celebrate. He is Risen, Jimmy Dodd, Founder and CEO

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The Music Happened

Music is amazing. If you are married, maybe there was a love song that perfectly conveyed the indescribable feelings deep in your heart, and as a result, that song is your special song. There are many hymns that give me words to express my deepest cries to the Lord. Maybe you have a special pregame…

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The Power of Team

                    As a child, I was addicted to playing sports. I was drawn to football, basketball and baseball. I loved competing alongside teammates. I found my greatest joy in working with others to collectively achieve a synergistic success. I loved training, practicing, competing and, at times,…

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Jesus Christ Alone is the Hope of the World.

            The past weeks have been hard to watch. Unprecedented national upheaval has shaken us to our core. Regardless of your political leanings, what has transpired in Washington DC and around the country is deeply concerning.   In the midst of the confusion, PastorServe has been asked if we have an…

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Say Goodbye to 2020

                 Are you ready to say goodbye to 2020? Are you anticipating a 2021 that holds less life altering crisis, fewer challenges and a smaller number of earth-shattering realities? Personally, I am looking forward to a less disruptive and chaotic 2021. But, let’s not move on too quickly…

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The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want Newsletter

While I appreciate the many excellent Bible translations available, there will always be those passages that I love to read in the King James Version. Psalm 23 is at the top of that list. The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me…

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