Pastor Clarence Stowers' Blog

The Urban Pastor

As pastor at Mars Hill Baptist Church of Chicago, I'm am passionate about helping people connect life's dots so they can live abundantly. I thrive on assisting people, leaders, pastors, and those in ministry think through life, leadership, goals, and strategy. My speciality is organizational and personal leadership, so in addition to my role as a pastor, as I have time, I consult with business, church, and ministry leaders. I have more than 20 years of leadership experience, mostly as an executive director of a Christian school, and have been in full-time ministry for 20 years. I have a seminary master's and a Master of Public Administration in Urban Planning. The greatest times for me or with my wife Shauntai and my two sons, Myles and Joshua, and my baby girl Lauren. I write on personal development, leadership, finance, relationships, inspiration, and motivation. On occasion, I write about stuff that doesn't fit neatly into one of these categories. My goal is to create insightful, relevant content that you can put to work in your personal and professional life. If you are in a position of leadership-or aspire to be-then this blog is for you. I typically post two to three times a week. To make sure you don't miss my newest posts, you can subscribe via RSS feed. You can email me at cestowers@clarencestowers.com. I am at LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/clarencestowers Twitter at http://twitter.com/clarencestowers Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CE.Stowers Facebook Fan Page at https://www.facebook.com/UrbanPastor Instagram at http://instagram.com/clarencestowers

The Cure For a Troubled Soul

Blues. Soul. Funk. | Summer in the Psalms • August 18, 2019 • Pastor Clarence E. Stowers, Jr.

Psalm 37 is a powerful and practical manual for life. Within its first eight verses are rich insights for finding joy and ridding yourself of negative thinking. This Psalm gives us “do-not” commands, behaviors we must leave behind to find God’s blessing and peace. However, this Psalm also gives us positive actions we need to take to bring us into alignment with God’s plan for living joyfully.

A Cry For Help

August 11, 2019 • Rev. Scottie Williams

I've Got an Ace Up My Sleeve

Blues. Soul. Funk. | Summer in the Psalms • August 4, 2019 • Pastor Clarence E. Stowers, Jr.

“Blues. Soul. Funk. - Summer in the Psalms” The Bible is full of emotions. This myriad is best highlighted in the rich and artistically beautiful book of Psalms. This four-week series explores four emotional themes found in the Psalms, detailing what they mean for our relationship with God today. “Blues. Soul. Funk. - Summer in the Psalms” discusses God’s delight in our joy, his presence in our sadness, his understanding in our anger, and his eagerness to forgive the penitent.