Absolutely! The church growth people tell us that kids are one of the top three reasons why people choose a church. 1. Pastor 2. Worship 3. Kid’s ministry I discovered this early on. I was helping my youth pastor plant a church in Michigan. I had all the kids in one room because we were just starting out. I […]
Years ago I required my volunteers to attend monthly training meetings on Sunday nights. This worked well but eventually less and less people attended the Sunday night meetings. If I am doing something that is having less success than it used to have, it may be a signal that I need to change. One thing that has changed […]
Kids have changed a lot in the past 20 years. If we want to reach children with the Gospel, then we must speak their language and yet many churches are refusing to change. They still use the same tools they used 20 years ago. A greater concern is churches that will change their message to be relevant today. Is […]
The answer is a resounding yes. The story of David and Goliath in 1 Samuel chapter 17 is a great example of leadership. David was just a teenager and he managed to have influence over the king and change the direction of a nation. Here are ten leadership principals that we can learn from David.
I love this time of year. I don’t make New Years resolutions, but I do like to set goals for the coming year. It is important to set goals for the new year, but they can’t just be any kind of goals. They need to be the right goals. My question for you is: Are you running […]
1) Desire Ask yourself “What do I want?” Psalm 37:4 says that God will give you the desires of your heart. The desires of your heart are put there by God. “The indispensible first step to getting what you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.” – Ben Stein 2) Write it Down “Write the […]
As an eight your old boy I remember singing the line from Silent Night “round yon virgin, mother and child” and thinking, “What is a virgin?” When I asked adults the question, “What is a virgin?” they just avoided answering it. I feel like we do children a disservice when we don’t answer their questions.
There is much debate today over what is a sin and what is not. The bottom line is that sin is disobeying God. Sin isn’t always doing something bad. The Bible says, “To him that knows to do good, but doesn’t do it, it is sin.” Anytime that you know you should do something and […]
There was something different about the way that Jesus loved people. It was a tough kind of love. Jesus was aware of people’s sin and yet He loved people at the same time. He ate with thieves and the prostitutes, and they wanted to be around Him. Jesus conveyed truth and love at the same […]
Have you ever prayed a prayer and had this thought? “I don’t think God heard my prayer. It doesn’t seem like anything changed.” Sometimes people say things like, “I believe in God, but I still have doubts.” It is okay for you to have doubts.