A Blank Slate?

Yesterday afternoon (4/17/20), I listened to a webinar from Thom Rainer (Previous CEO of Lifeway and his son (Vice-President of Church Answers).   It was interesting and helped provide some thoughts.  What was funny to me was the bantering between the two.  All in good demonstration of some of the points, but it confirmed some ofContinue reading “A Blank Slate?”

Leadership Development – Character & Competency Development

This is a training module I developed to help with developing character and competency for church leaders.  This is one part of the larger training. John Wesley’s “Twelve Rules for Helpers.” Be diligent. Never be unemployed a moment. Never be triflingly employed. Never while away time; neither spend any more time at any place thanContinue reading “Leadership Development – Character & Competency Development”

Missionary Mentality Toward Ministry Support

Take a second, and look at Peter’s calling to Caesarea to minister to Cornelius’ family (Acts 10).  This chapter is such a significant turning point as the Lord confirms to Peter in multiple ways the uncircumcised Gentiles could also receive salvation and the Holy Spirit without being like the circumcised Jewish believers.  However, this wouldContinue reading “Missionary Mentality Toward Ministry Support”

Free Computer Programs for Small Church Digital Media Creation

Technology has always been a favorite hobby of mine.  So much, that I teach it to others.  With that, I’ve come across some great tools for ministry and small churches (even larger ones would benefit.  I’ve actually wrote about several tools before (Check them out here).  Some of these are new finds for me.  SeveralContinue reading “Free Computer Programs for Small Church Digital Media Creation”

Lessons Learned in 2019

I have decided to start recording lessons and takeaways throughout the year. Ministry Social media has its benefits. But, it is also a place you have to be very careful. You will find debates galore. However, what I have seen this year (not personal but observation of others) was the intense hatred, deception, and wickednessContinue reading “Lessons Learned in 2019”

Implications of the Incarnation

This is the second outline for the preaching series, “Deeper Dive into the Incarnation.” First Week – Incarnation and Identification Implications of the Incarnation – Phil. 2:5, 6-8 Last week – Incarnation as identification Paul teaches us to have the same mind as Christ. He then goes on to show us the downward descent of ChristContinue reading “Implications of the Incarnation”

Praying & Planning

Are you praying for clarity of God’s direction for you Church?  Have you began to search out how to do God’s will among your congregation and community?  Or, are you winging it from week to week and month to month? Every year in November, I have led a church-wide gathering we call a vision meeting. Continue reading “Praying & Planning”

Fragmented LIfe or Unified Life

Matthew 6:33 – But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. We live in a broken and fragmented world. Part of this is the suggestion that we have too many choices. However, the reality is that we only have two choices.  The KingdomContinue reading “Fragmented LIfe or Unified Life”

Proverbs and the Small Church

My heart goes toward the small church (0-250).  I grew up in these congregations and I believe the Spirit of God works mightily in these places.  Yes, large churches have their place, but the small is all over the place.  I want to share some insights I gained in the last few weeks of studyContinue reading “Proverbs and the Small Church”