Everyone likes to win, I sure do. In fact I have such a desire to win that if I can’t win something, I don’t do it. I actually have a hard time playing games of chance because it bothers me that I can’t figure out a way to maximize the chances of winning. It drives […]
I was thinking today about the reasons people fail in ministry. I don’t just mean full-time pulpit ministry either. What is it that causes people to not be doing what God has for them? Here are the first three things you need to do to stay in ministry.
This continues my plethora of stupid things I’ve done in ministry. I hope you can learn from me but at the very least laugh at me. I remember serving at a church and taking kids to camp one summer several years ago. I had asked one of our long time helpers/teachers to cover the lesson […]
Many times I get parents who have questions from their kids they can’t answer. Kids love to ask hard questions about God, life, death, sickness, injustice, heaven, hell, the Bible etc. I think we get frustrated when we can’t articulate answers. I used to think I had all the answers or I was somehow […]
My team loves to constantly talk through the idea of growing our leadership ability in three areas: our heart, our head, and our hands. We use that as a matrix for our coaching culture. Our “heart” pertains to spiritual matters. If our spirit isn’t strong, we run to of gas to minister life to others. […]
I am collecting my thoughts on communicating God’s Word to kids. I have just recently put together a self evaluation form for our elementary teachers. I did this both through their and my own evaluation that our training process was lacking. I am putting together a simple plan to help us all become better […]