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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

I'm All The Way In

Fall Series: I'm In • December 1, 2019 • Pastor Clarence E. Stowers, Jr.

Your wait is over. If you’re waiting for the right person, it’s you. If you’re waiting for the right purpose, it’s been in you all along. If you’re waiting for the right time, it’s now. Ignite your passion. God’s calling you to do something incredible—are you in? Don’t miss out on our collaborative series; I’m In. @ Mars Hill Chicago #ImIn #MarsHillStrong

Thankfulness Challenge

Special Thanksgiving Challenge • November 26, 2019 • Pastor Clarence E. Stowers, Jr.

There will always be events, people, and hardships that can - if we let them - derail us from being thankful people. Join me Tuesday, November 26th, as I unpack the "Thankfulness Challenge" - Praying for 5 Minutes (each day). 5 Categories (Praying for 1 minute each). #ThankfulnessChallenge #Thanksgiving #ImIn #MarsHillStrong

This Is Not the End of My Story

November 24, 2019 • Rev. Tim Morris