Don’t Forget To Move

Much of the ministry is sedentary. Preparation, study, meetings and meals are all important, but not very active parts of life. So don’t forget to move. Movement and exercise help keep a clear mind, increase energy, and ward off anxiety … Continued

Hospitality Ministry Quotes

We recently had a Greeters, Ushers and Welcome Center Staff Team Meeting and used some material from Greg Atkinson’s Book, Hospitality Ministry. These are some of the quotes and questions we shared from this great book. 1. Why do we want … Continued

What Does It Mean To Decrease?

John the Baptist said, “He must increase, but I must decrease.” What a great, cut to the chase line. In John chapter 3, John is exalting Jesus, basically telling his disciples, “Jesus is really your guy, the Messiah. I’m the messenger.” … Continued

On Preaching – Francis Asbury

Francis Asbury (1745-1816) was the ringleader for all things Methodist in the USA. His philosophy on preaching was, “Lord, keep me from preaching empty stuff to please the ear, instead of changing the heart.” Asbury knew the need was not … Continued

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