Six Crucial Elements of Vision

Vision is really important for ministry leaders. Without vision, people perish as the writer of Proverbs states. One of the primary goals for the leaders of the church is to seek God’s vision and act on it. I’ve been reading … Continued

What Really Keeps Students Involved

I have often asked student ministry leaders to think of someone who had an impact on their lives while they were in high school. If they have two or three names, I ask them to narrow it down to just … Continued

Four Habits Of Healthy People

I recently picked up a book called The Six Eating Habits of Skinny People. The title made me laugh, but then I kept reading it. I don’t always read health books, but I also don’t mind getting good ideas and tips … Continued

A Powerful Prayer For A Christian

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Here’s a powerful prayer for every believer as we seek God each day. Part of prayer is about listening. It’s about asking God questions and allowing his word to speak to us. The spirit convicts us, especially as we open … Continued

ABC’s Of Testimonies In Worship

Testimonies in worship help people hear real-life examples of how God is at work. It’s another voice giving glory to God during worship. When someone stands to give God praise informally, everyone can join in praise. Hearing someone else proclaim … Continued

The New Two Month Summer

The summer is changing. It’s busier and it’s shorter. This has a ton of implications for student ministry, mission trips, and camps. But it affects everyone. I noticed that Holiday World, one of our Midwest theme parks, is closed every … Continued

7 Ways To Let Kids Proclaim God’s Glory In Worship

Through the praise of children and infants, you have established a stronghold… Psalm 8:2  Some churches have separate kid’s worship the whole hour, often for each hour of worship.  Other churches worship together in one room at one time – kids, … Continued

Five Ways To Put Your Family First

When a leader puts his family first, the community benefits. When a leader puts the community first, both his family and the community suffer. – John Maxwell – The Most Powerful 21 Minutes Of A Leader’s Day  There’s a song … Continued

Risk is Not Just For Large Churches

All churches must take risks. Peter Drucker says “there are risks we can afford to take, risks we can not afford to take and risks that we cannot afford not to take.” Your church needs to be looking for new … Continued

Eight Keys To Learning New Things

Recently, one of my friends challenged me to do push-ups every day. He does 300 a day, but I’m starting off slowly!  It’s been so long since I have taken doing a push up seriously (maybe since PE class in … Continued

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