Resources by Luke Holmes

Luke Holmes is a pastor at FBC Tishomingo, OK.  He is married to Sara and has three young daughters.  He is a student online through Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's Church Revitalization program. He blogs semi-regularly at, and tweets at @lukeholmes.  

Sep 29, 2016

Why the Pastor Needs a Council of Historians by Luke Holmes

All pastors should study church history, but there is an ever-increasing need for pastors to study their church's own history and be shaped by the stories of faithful saints and the faithfulness of God.

Feb 7, 2017

What's Left When a Church Closes by Luke Holmes

The danger of focusing on things over people is that we might actually get what we want. 

Jul 6, 2016

What Kind of Problem Is It? by Luke Holmes

We would never seek spiritual solutions to physical problems.  So why do seek physical answers to spiritual problems?

Aug 15, 2017

What Church Revitalization Really Means by Luke Holmes

When it comes to revitalization, it's more difficult to help people change than it is to change the curtains. But the hard work is worth it.

Jun 7, 2017

Update to Pilgrim's Progress by Luke Holmes

I'm afraid if I go further down the path, the next spot won't be as comfortable.

Jul 28, 2017

The Pulpit and the Cliff by Luke Holmes

If you are privileged enough to proclaim God’s word in front of the church and don’t feel the weight of it, then you don’t understand what God has called you to do. 

Jun 30, 2017

The Order Matters by Luke Holmes

Their works cannot take them out of God's favor because their works didn't put them into God's favor. 

Oct 25, 2017

Preach Like Carl Sagan, Not Neil deGrasse Tyson by Luke Holmes

When we hold the good news of Jesus Christ in our hands, we should never bore someone with our words. 

Sep 6, 2018

Pastor, Rest Even When Your Work's Not Finished by Luke Holmes

While we might feel like we have more to do, we must rest in knowing that Christ’s work is done. 

Jan 19, 2018

Ordinary Things by Luke Holmes

Ordinary things in the hands of an extraordinary God become the miraculous means by which He brings about His kingdom.

Jun 5, 2019

Old Books, New Books, and Trends That Fade Away

Lessons Learned from a Book Sale

The waves of trends beat against the rocks of God’s Word. They make quite a noise, but they can never change it.  

Oct 19, 2016

Laboring For Maturity by Luke Holmes

Although physical maturity happens without our planning, Paul told the church at Colossae that spiritual maturity does not work that way.

Jan 29, 2019

Christ Puts a Comma Where the World Puts a Period by Luke Holmes

This is the good news of the gospel. Words that didn’t make sense together make sense now because of the death and resurrection of Jesus.​

Jan 3, 2018

Big Data and the Holy Spirit by Luke Holmes

I have a God who cares about me, and who loves me enough to orchestrate everything so that my soul is fed the right thing for the day I need it.

Jan 3, 2019

5 Tools Every Rural Church Needs by Luke Holmes

Pastoring is a challenge no matter the size of the community, but having the right set of tools can make the job a little easier.