Turning Out The Lights At Epworth Camp

About three months ago now, I helped lead worship for the final Epworth Camp Service in Louisville, IL.  It was the end of an era. The spirit was upbeat, people were grateful and thankful and there is a vision for … Continued

Fire-Up Conference – 20 Years

We’re really looking forward to Fire-Up Sr. High Conference in Troy, IL on February 26-28, 2016! It’s amazing to think this is the 20th year for this discipleship weekend.

Five Reasons For T-Shirts

  Have you ever thought about the strange way in which T-shirts are used?  All summer long, students and adults attend one thing after the next and receive a t-shirt.  Some students raise money prepare, pray and then sacrifice a … Continued

A Prayer For Fire-Up Unleashed

It’s been a week since this year’s Fire-Up Conference ended.  We’re still praying for everyone who attended the weekend. We’ve had lots of great themes over the years and like most years, the Unleashed theme is probably more about what … Continued

Fire-Up: A Faith Shaper

  Fire-Up Conference is the Sr. High Discipleship Weekend we host in Troy, IL every winter.  Today, we’re getting ready for the 19th weekend at Troy United Methodist Church.  There’s an army of people involved in helping to make the … Continued

Five Ways Ministry Events Can Help Your Church

For several years, Harvest Conferences has been in existence to provide opportunities for children, students and leaders to grow. You may be tired of hearing me say this, but gathering with the larger church is part of a healthy plan … Continued

One Of The Most Often Asked Questions At Our Troy, IL Conferences

Our church hosts several conferences and training events each year.   This year, teams will put together discipleship weekend events for all ages – a kids conference, a women’s conference, a girls conference, a high school conference, a jr. high … Continued

20 Books I’ve Read This Year – 2014

This year I was challenged to read a book a week.  I kept up really well the first six months and have been trying to catch up since.  Either way, I read more this past year than I have in … Continued

Fall Retreat Schedule for Sr. High

Maybe I’m weird, but I love to see the schedules for retreat weekends and camps.  It gives me ideas for planning our own events. So, here’s the schedule for our recent church Sr. High Retreat.  I was privileged to go … Continued

The Four Steps Needed To Begin A New Ministry

I spent a few moments listening to one of Perry Noble’s leadership podcast and was intrigued by this four step process people go through when they feel called to do something, to take action, or to make a difference. I … Continued

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