Thoughts on weekend events and reaching middle school students!

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Here are some of my basic convictions about reaching middle school students at weekend events.  My first thought is that discipleship formation definantly has to come from the constant, geographically close connection and relationship of a church and family. This … Continued

Get Students to Church Camp!

Summer is coming and now is the time to get the students in your congregation to attend summer church camp. Here are 5 reasons why it is so important: 1) Students need time away to hear the voice of God – Schedules are … Continued

Three Reasons Some Leaders Excel

Reading this morning from an old leadership (LeRoy Eims, Be The Leader). Three segments motivated me for the day.  The question was asked: How are some leaders able to excel in their work? EXCELLENCE – develop and desire a spirit of … Continued

Why Time Flies

Time is talked about constantly.  When people talk to others about their kids growing up, they always insert the phrase, “it goes so fast.”  People always talk about “not having enough time” and “wishing they had more time”.   Time does … Continued

Thankfulness

I have spent the morning thinking about a conversation from yesterday.  How can we continue to have a thankful heart for all that we have?  How can we teach our children to be thankful and grateful?  How can we remind … Continued

The Art of Remembering Names

“People love to hear their names.”  My dad mentioned this in a staff meeting the other day. It reminded me of the importance of remembering people’s names.  When you are in any kind of people business – including the church … Continued

Nine Characterstics of Love…

Here are nine characteristics of love!  Apply these characteristics and they can make your home happy.  They can make marriages more fun.  They can cheer up your church.  They can help your kid’s lives turn out better.  They can create … Continued

Motivation of Volunteers

Most of what is accomplished in my work is through an army of volunteers, all for whom I am grateful!  Motivation is a key piece to the effective work of any team, especially a volunteer team.  I was intrigued by … Continued

Nurturing Your Ministry Team

A quote that has always stuck with me is that “a great leader is like a turtle on a fence post  – – there’s no way that turtle got up there by himself”.  We all have people on our teams … Continued

Six Reminders for Ministry Leaders

Recently through conversations and messages, concerts and reflection, I have been reminded of six random thoughts for ministry leaders. Love Your People Don’t miss out on the joy of loving the people with whom you are in ministry. Jesus tells … Continued

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