Notes From The Digital Orange Conference

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Along with the team from our church, I attended the 2020 Orange Conference. In an all-digital, participate in your home event, I was amazed at how well they designed it! Especially on such short notice, it was engaging, interactive, and … Continued

Small Things, Major Shifts

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In 1867, a small breakthrough happened out of necessity. A guy needed a better and cheaper way to keep cattle confined to his property. Traditional fencing was too expensive and difficult to build. He invented barbed wire, a strand of … Continued

Think Well (Four Ways To Care For Our Brains)

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Our brains are incredible creations, stronger than any machine in the world! The brain’s processing is more powerful than we can imagine. God certainly wired up humans with an incredible gift of thinking. Unfortunately, it’s often out of sight, out … Continued

Kids Music During Quarantine

I’ve led worship for kids on numerous occasions. It’s always really cool to see kids engage in action and motions as well as sing with all their hearts on the songs that don’t include motions. Maybe it’s obvious, but children … Continued

Advocate For Your Audience

Part of the goal in reaching people is to advocate for your audience. What do they need? What do they want? How can you remove barriers to their receiving information? Repeat the Message Many well meaning ministry leaders are so … Continued

Five Questions For A Busyness Status Check

I’ve read two books lately on the issue of busyness for ministry leaders – and probably all Christians. The first book was What Matters Most by Doug Fields. (Here’s the post I wrote on that subject.) The second was Rethink … Continued

Seven Things Church Camp Leaders Can Do Now!

As we march closer to the summer church camp months, it’s looking more and more like we’re in for a different sort of season. I’ve received emails from several conferences and regions who are suspending the 2020 camping season. This … Continued

How To Fight Lethargy

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Lethargy can set in anytime, especially while we’re in this phase of the national shut down and quarantine! For some of you, it’s been business as usual, maybe even more ramped up than usual. For others, you find yourself with … Continued

What Does It Mean To Choose High Quality Leisure?

Have you ever spent time in front of a screen only to feel like you wasted part of your day / life when you finally emerge? That’s what Cal Newport describes as “low quality leisure.” It’s not the kind of … Continued

Jesus Spent Time With People Like You

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Levi had accepted an invitation to follow Jesus. Later on, Levi invited Jesus to his house as a dinner quest, along with many other tax collectors and disreputable sinners. (By the way, it’s a principle that still holds true to … Continued

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