One Key For A Joyful Home: Warm Farewells and Greetings

Greetings and farewells are important. It may seem easy and natural when you’re hosting a party or have company. Warm greetings may also come easier when you’re in the middle of the Christmas season or if you’re a person with … Continued

Eight Habits of Jesus

Jesus had habits. Good, small habits each day help bring about being the person you want to become. Spend your days well and your life will take care of itself. That’s the power of habit. One book I’ve read that has … 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

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

Importance of Coaching

Coaching gives us an outside perspective on our work and leadership. It’s through questions and conversations that many discover how to get things moving forward in their ministry, personal goals or leadership. I have been the recipient of great coaching … Continued

Being Left “Holding The Rock” (One tip to balance church work and home life)

This past week and weekend was hectic. Long days, lots of details. Forty eight invigorating hours of ministry work between Thursday evening and Sunday evening. Even when I was home, I was mentally distracted. Once the schedule came to a … Continued

Invite Kids To Follow Christ

Dwight L. Moody was once quoted saying, “If I had my life to live over, I would give all my time to children.” Ministry to all ages is important, but I wonder if we make the mistake of thinking ministry to … Continued

Eight Ways To Effectively Reach “Church Kids”

I’m not sure if there is an official definition for “church kids” but I think most local church ministry workers understand. They are a unique bunch. They most likely have families who are integrally connected to the church. They have … Continued

Is Your Church In A Fixed Mindset or a Growth Mindset?

I haven’t read through the whole thing, but what I read of Mindset by Carol Dweck has been really interesting.  The point behind her theory is that some people are wired to accept a challenge for the sake of learning. These … Continued

God Still Uses Summer Camps

When I listen to testimonies from faithful Christians, I almost always hear them mention at least two things: The first thing is a place.  Most often students take big steps of faith when they are at a special event. I’ve … Continued

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