I am working on two upcoming blog posts. You can help me by responding to these two questions if you have ever stayed at a Church camp. I am looking for the top reasons people like to go to church youth camps and camp meetings in general. Take the Survey Continue reading You can help with upcoming blog posts: Why camp survey.
In every church, there are some primary ministries. The size of the congregation or the purpose of a new pastor to come in doesn’t matter when it comes to these essential activities. In a way, the following four types of ministry describe much of what groups of believers do in the world. Ministry of the Word in Discipleship As a foundation, the Word of God … Continue reading Basic Church Ministries
I would like to wish my wife a happy anniversary of 9 years. It’s been a great journey so far, and I know more adventures are ahead. Continue reading Happy Anniversary Abbie!
One of my favorite things about things about family reunions is hearing the history of our family. Even now, I will pull out a video of my grandfather telling stories about his youth and the history of our family. Some of the most memorable are the funny ones. Then there are the ones that are hard to believe and amazing. Some stories that are embarrassing, but they are … Continue reading A great history.
Whether you teach youth or adults, I believe these following points will provide some guidance on how to improve your ability as a Bible teacher. Be early There is much to be said about punctuality in all areas of life. However, when you are the Sunday School teacher, being early is very important. The room needs to be ready for students and your materials set … Continue reading Help for Sunday School Teachers
I recently gave a presentation on the impact individuals have on cross-organizational teamwork. The study was based on a group I work with that has members comprised of different community churches and other local organizations. The study was based on research from Roloff, Wolley, & Edmonson’s (2011) research on team learning (pp. 249-271). Three areas were addressed: learning curve, task mastery, and group processes. The … Continue reading Cross-Organizational Teamwork
Last week was busy. The first half of the week was revival services, and the last half had a wedding and funeral. The wedding was on Friday evening and the funeral on Saturday. In less than a day, I ministered in both of the significant situations that most preachers claim they were never taught about in seminary. However, regardless of the extra consideration and planning that … Continue reading Worship at a wedding and funeral?