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

Getting Past Your Past

Fear < Less Series • April 14, 2019 • Pastor Clarence E. Stowers, Jr.

Is your future caged up in your past? Instead of being dragged down and immobilized by the weight of guilt, pain, or a lingering sense of failure, what freedom could we find in laying those burdens down? Join us for Getting Past Your Past. If you have worry, anxiety, or fear that you need to overcome, then this series, "Fear < Less" is for you.

Be Fearless, Live Fearless

Fear < Less Series • April 7, 2019 • Pastor Clarence E. Stowers, Jr.

We all have fears and worries. But if we let them consume us and control us, they can keep us from fully being who God has made us to be. If you have worry, anxiety, or fear that you need to overcome, then this series, "Fear < Less" is for you.

Different By Design

Series: Deal With It! • March 31, 2019 • Pastor Clarence E. Stowers, Jr.

God wants to use you, and whenever you take a step in that direction, you watch as, in the back of your mind, this resume for failure starts to emerge. “I’m not good enough. I don’t know enough.” Some of you might say, “You know what? I’m too young. I’m inexperienced. I can’t make a difference. God uses those who are not sure of their own abilities.