Jesus Borrowed

I’m struck by how Jesus borrowed and used stuff from people. In each case, he took good care of it, used it for a purpose and his glory and then returned it. He Borrowed A Boat In Luke 5, Jesus … Continued

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

Are You Ready For Significance? Here Are Three Questions You Can Ask

Here are three questions to help determine your readiness for significance: Can you be the best in the world at what you do? Are you passionate about what you are doing? Do you have the resources to change the world? … 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

Five Factors Influencing The Faith Of Young Adults

There’s no silver bullet to ensure students from Christian families will grow into their own faith in Jesus. But I’ve been encouraged by reading a book called It’s Not Too Late: The Essential Part You Play in Shaping Your Teen’s … 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 Phases For Emerging Young Adults

I’ve been reading an awesome book called Growing With by Kara Powell and Steven Arue. If you are a parent of a student between the ages of 13 through the 20’s, you have to get this book and read even … 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

No Such Thing As Over-Communication In Student Ministry

Though there are many moving parts to a student ministry, the goal is pretty simple – walk with students and their families as they grow and become faithful followers of Jesus. The programming, events, meetings and gatherings should all work … Continued

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