The Most Important Aspect In Giving

Here’s a quick, interesting story from Scripture: Jesus sat down near the collection box in the Temple and watched as the crowds dropped in their money. Many rich people put in large amounts. Then a poor widow came and dropped in … Continued

Seven Tips For Student Ministry Volunteers

I recently reread a book by Doug Fields called Help! I’m A Volunteer Youth Worker. Written 25 years ago, this simple book has some great wisdom. Here are seven practical things volunteers in student ministry can do: Affirm Students Students … Continued

Home and Ministry are Friends not Enemies

“Remember, the best thing you can do for your ministry is build a godly family; and the best thing you can do for your family is build a ministry that glorifies God. Home and ministry are friends, not enemies; and … Continued

You’re A Distributor, Not A Manufacturer

God alone has all the resources to meet human needs. One of the great stories in Scripture is in Acts 3. Peter and John were walking to the temple when they came across a beggar. Expecting to get some money from them, … Continued

7 Tips For Helping Children Memorize Scripture

I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11 Most of the Scriptures I can quote from memory were memorized as a kid. In some ways, that’s sad news – I haven’t … Continued

10 Good Habits For Which Our Worship Team Can Be Proud

Habits are incredibly powerful. Collectively, they can really make an impact. A group of people can easily fall into habits together – which makes the ones we get into really important. I’m grateful for the worship team at our church … Continued

Two Reasons The Church Needs Both Young And Old

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One reflection I have from the 2017 New Room Conference in Franklin, TN is the ages were almost split down the middle. It was quite an intergenerational gathering. From the speakers to the participants, it was an even split.  Churches have … Continued

Forgotten Mark Of A True Disciple?

Remember the song, “They will know we are Christians by our love, by our love…?” This song comes from a verse in John 13:35: By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another. Most Christians … Continued

Able and Available – A Powerful Combination

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One great tragedy in the church is that too many leaders are trying to imitate “the greats” instead of ministering the way God wants them to minister. You are unique in who you are and what you can do. God … Continued

Five Leadership Tests

I recently listened to Bill Hybels sermon on Luke 5 called Five Leadership Tests. This blog post consist of the notes I took from this message (Bill Hybels, Willow Creek Podcast, 9/10/17) Luke chapter five is the calling of the first … Continued

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