5 Concrete Ways Church Staff Stay Fresh in Ministry

Next week, our church office is beginning to slowly open back up. As I post this, we’ve been living through the 2020 global pandemic that seemed to shut the world down. If you’re serving in a church ministry, you either … Continued

Implement Your Intentions

Thoughts create action. They have extreme power over what you feel and do. This is why scripture speaks to the power of thoughts in the renewing of our minds. Do not copy the behavior and customs of this world, but … Continued

New Goals, New Attitude

Goals have a way of helping us create a positive attitude in life. They renew our sense of doing something big and challenge us – even if we don’t set the goals ourselves. The Bible speaks to the idea of … Continued

A Season Of Vision Re-Focus

The COVID shutdown has given ministries, pastors, and churches the opportunity to step back and refocus on vision.  Normally, it’s not easy to find a block of time like this for retooling and assessing. I have been re-reading IT: How … Continued

Five Questions For A Busyness Status Check

I’ve read two books lately on the issue of busyness for ministry leaders – and probably all Christians. The first book was What Matters Most by Doug Fields. (Here’s the post I wrote on that subject.) The second was Rethink … Continued

Seven Things Church Camp Leaders Can Do Now!

As we march closer to the summer church camp months, it’s looking more and more like we’re in for a different sort of season. I’ve received emails from several conferences and regions who are suspending the 2020 camping season. This … Continued

Notes & Quotes From The 2020 Well With Marko

We recently hosted The Well For Youth Workers. It was awesome to connect to so many youth workers and it was cool to Mark Oestreicher join us this year. Here are some of the notes and quotes from this session: … Continued

Signs Of [Digital] Revival In The Church

The church has been thrust into a digital world. What was once a luxury has become a necessity. Until now, the church treated the digital world as a luxury and now it’s a necessity. D. Jackson Price Praise the Lord … Continued

Two Questions Every Ministry Leader Must Honestly Answer

If you have been serving in ministry for any length of time, you have already gotten a sense of the potential craziness. Boundaries can be hard to set. Tasks involving people and volunteers always have many variables. Numerous voices share … Continued

Four Ways Student Ministry Leaders Can Equip

During my student ministry high school years, I was invited to grow in skill and heart. I didn’t think about it while it was happening, but other leaders were equipping me. I was asked to play guitar and sing. I … Continued