Top Ten List for Preserving the Status Quo in Worship

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I recently found this Top Ten List for preserving the Status Quo in Worship.  I just cut and paste it for you to read too!  (Page 70, In Search of Wonder, Howard Publishing Company 1995) 10. There is nothing we can … Continued

Develop a Culture of Comfortable Criticism

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I just saw a list of eleven characteristics of effective teams (MacGregor, Kaztenbach and Smith) and it spurred my thinking about worship teams and church staff teams. One characteristic struck me as an immediate way to help build a culture … Continued

TV Free?

We just packed our TV away in the closet for the summer season.  I assume we are in the minority, as far as TV’s go, though I have been recently hearing more and more people taking this approach.  We have … Continued

Random Ideas for Summer Camp Leaders

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– Keep camp fresh this summer – take a risk and try new things. Sometimes we just need to be told to “be creative”. Figure out some new fresh ways of getting students engaged and excited. – Much like church … Continued

Get Students to Church Camp!

Summer is coming and now is the time to get the students in your congregation to attend summer church camp. Here are 5 reasons why it is so important: 1) Students need time away to hear the voice of God – Schedules are … Continued

Three Reasons Some Leaders Excel

Reading this morning from an old leadership (LeRoy Eims, Be The Leader). Three segments motivated me for the day.  The question was asked: How are some leaders able to excel in their work? EXCELLENCE – develop and desire a spirit of … Continued

Children’s Ministry

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Harvest took a trip to a church in the heart of Mattoon, IL to sing for the close of a year long kids group that meets each Wednesday evening through the school year.   It was a great night and here … Continued

Dogs and Cats

I heard this old joke someplace:  A dog says, “my owner named me, he loves me, he cares for me… he must be God.” A cat says, “my owner named me, he loves me, he cares for me…  I must … Continued

The Sugar

My little daughter has been taking dance classes and one of the steps is “The Sugar”.  She is just so dog gone cute that I keep asking her to “do the sugar”.  I hadn’t realized that I had asked her … Continued

Why Time Flies

Time is talked about constantly.  When people talk to others about their kids growing up, they always insert the phrase, “it goes so fast.”  People always talk about “not having enough time” and “wishing they had more time”.   Time does … Continued

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