Author Archives: Mark Harper

How To Teach Kids About Positive Self Image

MA child’s self-image is the biggest determining factor in their happiness and overall success in life. A parent’s responsibility is to build their child’s self-worth and give them the confidence they need to succeed, but our churches are full of kids whose parents don’t do this. Jesus told us to “love our neighbor as yourself.” […]

How I Turned My Ministry into a Family Ministry.

We hear a lot of talk today about family ministry, but what exactly is family ministry? My thoughts about family ministry have changed over thirty-five years of ministry. I have a different view of things than when I started. This is my definition of family ministry: family ministry is comprised of the church and the […]

Why is loyalty important?

Why is loyalty important

Let’s talk about loyalty for a minute. Loyalty is the glue that holds your team together. If you want loyalty from your leaders, be loyal to them. I remember the first time I complained about another staff member to my pastor. He looked at me and asked, “Have you talked to them?” “No.” “Then why […]

Is Tithing Biblical?

I gave my life to Christ on September 12, 1976 when I was 17 years old. I didn’t tithe right away, but began to tithe when I was 19 years old. The thought of not tithing has not entered my mind since then. It has been one of my Christian disciplines, just like reading the […]