Three Lessons From A Violin Shop


I took a field trip with my daughter’s string ensemble to Top Notch Violins in St. Louis. It was a cool morning visiting the back of the shop and hearing how they mix the ancient art and modern techniques of … Continued

One Great Ingredient To Growing The Faith Of Your Teenager

Faith development in a teenager varies with each student. Thankfully God can move whether things go right in the home and life or not. Parents are going to fail – that’s a given. There’s no way around it. On top … Continued

Christian College Students Should Attend Worship

There’s a myth out there that kids attending college probably aren’t going to get up and go to church on Sundays. Is it really realistic to think that a student who stayed up late on Saturday night should be a … Continued

Three Goals For The Faith Of An 18-23 Year Old

If you have kids living in your house, here are a few markers to shoot for as they approach young adulthood. If you have young adults, have conversations about these three goals. In any case, pray for your student! These … Continued

Ten Principles for Effective Church Committees

Pastors and church leaders must count on their leadership teams!  The more you build intentional leadership in your ministry, the better chance of setting your church up for long term success – even after you’re no longer in leadership. Whether … Continued

Three Consequences Of No Clear Organizational Vision

Without vision, people perish. The writer of Proverbs 29:18 had it exactly right. Here are three consequences of not having a clear and concise vision for your ministry: Discouragement When you’re working hard and things don’t seem to be going … Continued

New Room Notes 2019

These are the notes and thoughts from the 2019 New Room Conference in Nashville, TN. Glad I got to be a part of it and though the speakers were really solid, there was definitely a sense during the whole event … Continued

Vision: Simplify & Repeat

If you’re leading a group of people, you can attest to the fact that vision must be stated over and over. It’s been said that “vision leaks,” and “doesn’t stick.” For an organization to flourish, the vision must be attainable … Continued

The Small Church’s Gift To Young Leaders

In a small church, opportunities are presented for children and students that aren’t always available to kids in larger churches. It’s not that larger churches don’t develop leaders, it’s just that they have to become much more intentional, with limited opportunities, in raising up … Continued

11 Scriptures Every Teen Girl Should Memorize

There’s no silver bullet to be ensured your kids will grow up to be God-fearing, Christ-following, church shaping and counter-culture Christians. From what I can tell, you just keep living faithfully, invite your kids to follow you to church, in … Continued

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