5 Ways To Involve Your Children In Ministry With You

When I was a kid our church had over the road buses.  Since my dad served on the staff at the church, he was called upon to drive  for various trips and missions. One time in particular, I got to skip a … Continued

How to Reach Families That Don’t Attend Church With Their Children

I have been a part of a couple recent conversations where churches are dealing with children showing up to weekly ministry activities, but their parents don’t come to church at all.  The issue is 1) that the church would like to … Continued

Second Most Important Relationship – Your Spouse

I remember reading a book a long time ago and though I don’t remember the title, the tagline has always stuck with me:  What if marriage wasn’t meant to make you happy, but to make you holy?  It is true … Continued

A Short Course In Human Relations

The six most important words: “I admit I made a mistake.” The five most important words: “You did a good job.” The four most important words: “What is your opinion?” The three most important words: “If you please.” The two … Continued

A Great Concept: Eye Contact

I counted 12 parents – including myself – sitting on the benches around the playground at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, IL last week. At one point, every single adult was looking down at their phone while scads of kids energetically played.  Disgusted, I embarrassingly put my phone away and … Continued

Eight P’s for Achievment

Each summer we publish the Harvest Handbook for our ministry teams who travel to camps, churches and events.  The back of this booklet contains several little thoughts and this is one of them, though, the author is unknown.  Here are the eight … Continued

9 Proven Ways To Get A New Idea

New ideas are great.  They are the seed to possibilities.  If you have 50 new thoughts or ideas this year and say, only 12 of them come together and pan out to something – that’s one amazing thing a month! So, begin practicing getting … Continued

7 Practical Thoughts About Prayer Before Meals

Scripture talks about praying before meals.  Jesus modeled it.  During the feeding of the 5000 he broke the bread and gave thanks for it.  Paul modeled it in a couple of other places throughout the New Testament. I have always … Continued

Butterfly…

Here’s a conversation I had with my 2 year old the other morning. Me: what do you want to be when you grow up? Her: umm…  a butterfly. [pause] Her:  what do you want to be daddy? About the time I … Continued

Ministry In A Non-Commitment Culture

I’m not upset about people who become members of churches and then cease to fulfill the obligation and commitment they made.  If I sat around and worried about that group of people, I’d be in a frenzy.  I can’t force people to … Continued

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