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”

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”

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”

Why join a church retreat?

Our men and women from church went on their retreats during August and had another wonderful time.  This trip made the tenth year for our men and almost as many for our women.  They started taking retreats a few years after the men and kept them up even when the men took a break fromContinue reading “Why join a church retreat?”

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”

Lifetime Character Goals

An exercise I like to use in cultivating a leader’s character involves reflection and discussion of John Wesley’s Twelve Rules for Helpers.  I believe there are many salient points for us in ministry today.  Take a moment to reflect through these items and then use the following mini-professional development plan to develop some key areasContinue reading “Lifetime Character Goals”

Most Read Posts of 2018

We just wanted to send out a message to thank everyone for another wonderful year on our blog.  The following lists show the ten most-read posts this year.  Looking forward to another year of serving and writing! 10. Christian Baptist Camp Meeting 2018 9. Three reflections on the Old Testament Tabernacle. 8. Don’t Quit! 7.Continue reading “Most Read Posts of 2018”

New Research Publication

Thank you, Lord!  One of the requirements for our Ph.D. program is the development of a portfolio that includes a display of scholarship ability.  This requirement could be satisfied in two ways.  The first was a presentation at an academic peer-reviewed conference.  I completed this option in April 2018, at the McDonough Leadership Conference.  TheContinue reading “New Research Publication”