Getting in the way of worship

I went to Dollar General last night to pick some last minute things for a meeting. Because of a semi truck parked diagonally, I had to squeeze into the parking lot with little room. Because of the truck, the only spaces available were across the entire parking lot closer to the the neighboring gas station.  I noticed, plastered on … Read more

Three “Greetings” Worship Leaders Should Make on Sunday Mornings.

Greeting is an act of communication in which human beings intentionally make their presence known to each other, to show attention to, and to suggest a type of relationship between individuals or groups of people coming in contact with each other.  Church staff and worship leaders definitely do lots of “greeting” on Sunday mornings, but … Read more

Focus Your Youth Ministry, Widen the Impact

Here’s a reminder for three important things to focus on in your ministry to students!  Helpful Holy Teaching—Teaching can come in lots of forms, but it must be something that will help students.  Chart your course for the next few months of the New Year.  Seek the Lord’s direction of what the students in your … Read more

The Only U.S. National Holiday for a Preacher!

I heard someone say once that MLK day was the only National Holiday for a preacher. I think about it every time we roll around to Martin Luther King’s Birthday each January.  It’s inspiring to think, even with all the political hub-bub regarding the separation of “church and state,” that the second national holiday of … Read more