Six Crucial Elements of Vision

Vision is really important for ministry leaders. Without vision, people perish as the writer of Proverbs states. One of the primary goals for the leaders of the church is to seek God’s vision and act on it. I’ve been reading … Continued

Four Habits Of Healthy People

I recently picked up a book called The Six Eating Habits of Skinny People. The title made me laugh, but then I kept reading it. I don’t always read health books, but I also don’t mind getting good ideas and tips … Continued

ABC’s Of Testimonies In Worship

Testimonies in worship help people hear real-life examples of how God is at work. It’s another voice giving glory to God during worship. When someone stands to give God praise informally, everyone can join in praise. Hearing someone else proclaim … Continued

Five Ways To Put Your Family First

When a leader puts his family first, the community benefits. When a leader puts the community first, both his family and the community suffer. – John Maxwell – The Most Powerful 21 Minutes Of A Leader’s Day  There’s a song … Continued

Risk is Not Just For Large Churches

All churches must take risks. Peter Drucker says “there are risks we can afford to take, risks we can not afford to take and risks that we cannot afford not to take.” Your church needs to be looking for new … Continued

Five Events We Held During The Pastoral Transition

In our denomination, if there is going to be a pastoral transition, it most often happens July 1 and it happens simultaneously around the conference. It’s been a year since our church welcomed a new pastor. It was unusual, but … Continued

Act On It

I just noticed the other day that there is still a little bit of weather stripping coming off of the top of my car door, a 2002 Ford. It’s still dangling ever so slightly. Sometimes, just to make my daughter smile, … Continued

Three Big Picture Issues For Worship Leaders

Every worship leader will tell you the details before any given Sunday are endless. There are the details of scheduling, song selecting, planning, music, chord charts, creative components, technical components, lyric projection, set up, sound checks, media, transitions, team members, … Continued

Character Is Personal, But Not Private

Ministry leaders – both young and old – need to keep guard on their character. We must build the kind of parameters to give us high standards and help us live above reproach. Pastors, student ministry pastors and worship leaders … Continued

Low Tech High Touch

Recently at a family gathering, I reflected on the different ways people related to each other. For some of us, I noticed we would make small talk for a minute, then move quickly to sharing info on our phones, showing … Continued

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