My Life in a Blog: Real Thoughts from a Real Pastor in the Real World

My Life in a Blog: Real Thoughts from a Real Pastor in the Real World

by Bob Adams
     
 
“COME AS YOU ARE!” We’ve seen it plastered on church signs everywhere. The question is: Do we mean it? Would a church welcome an openly gay parishioner? How about a drug addict? A stripper? Would it be okay for a kid to wear his baseball hat in the sanctuary or would he be told to take it off? If we truly say, “Come as you are,” we

Overview

“COME AS YOU ARE!” We’ve seen it plastered on church signs everywhere. The question is: Do we mean it? Would a church welcome an openly gay parishioner? How about a drug addict? A stripper? Would it be okay for a kid to wear his baseball hat in the sanctuary or would he be told to take it off? If we truly say, “Come as you are,” we have to be ready for some, in the words of the late author Mike Yaconelli, “Messy spirituality.”

Pastor Bob Adams has seen his fair share of the good, the bad and the ugly in the church. Pastors are under siege – and it’s often in the form of “friendly fire.” Pastors are held under a microscope and placed high on a pedestal; one wrong comment, one inquiry about one of the church’s “sacred cows” or even the simple act of wearing blues jeans on a Sunday cause many pastors to be tossed aside.
Join Pastor Bob, founder of “That’s Not My God” (http://www.thatsnotmygod.com) and pastor of Radiant Fellowship in Waupaca, Wisconsin for a transparent conversation about everything from board meetings to Howard Stern.

It’s all about being real. As Pastor Bob Adams often says, “Transparency is the key to true relationships and is the best context for discipleship.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012965820
Publisher:
Adams Media Corporation
Publication date:
06/02/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
292
File size:
328 KB

Meet the Author

The founder of "That's Not My God", Bob Adams, is a pastor in Wisconsin at Radiant Fellowship. Bob has been pastoring since February of 1996. He first began as a youth pastor in Milwaukee where he worked for 8 years in. It was a typical story of a new youth pastor" doing children's church, senior citizens, worship leader, etc. After 8 years on staff at this church, the pastor admitted he had an affair and resigned. This was a crash course for Bob in church politics 101. He learned very quickly the dark-side of what happens to other staff that the board may not care for and will do what it takes to get him out.

It was shortly after that ordeal Bob and his wife Tracy moved to Waupaca, WI to help plant a new church. A little over a year later Bob found himself once again serving under a pastor that was caught up in some personal dealings causing this pastor to leave. The previous situation prepared him for the harshness of
politics when this all fell apart.

Bob was asked to pastor this church in August of 2005 which was left with 8 people and a mortgage. Bob has a keen sense of keeping politics, legalism, and other hurtful things out of the church so people can experience the life and freedom that only Jesus brings.

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