Back to School Tips and Tricks

Back to School Tips and Tricks

Can you believe it’s that time of year again? It’s back-to-school season, also known as end-of-summer. To help you navigate these next few weeks, we’ve rounded up some websites of helpful tips and tricks for returning to the routine. Check them out! Parenting.com, “Back to School Prep” Greatschools.org, “Nine Steps to a Smart Start” Goodhousekeeping.com, “Easy Organizing: Back to School Prep” Marthastewart.com, “Back to School... Read More
Francis Chan- First Things First

Francis Chan- First Things First

Francis Chan does one of the best jobs of communicating the underlying idea of spiritual priorities. It’s not about a list of things to do and not do, it’s about a relationship. It’s about falling in love with our heavenly Father. And once you do fall in love with Him, you will never be the same. Week_3_YouLead-Video-FC-C6 Read More

An Email Checklist

Awhile back, author and speaker Seth Godin posted a reminder blog about email etiquette. While not all of his business scenarios may fit with your ministry, some of his tips and insightful questions may help focus and clarify your email communication. Email Checklist (maybe this time it’ll work!) by Seth Godin Three years ago this week, I posted this checklist, in the naive hope that it would eliminate (or perhaps merely reduce) the ridiculous CC-to-all emails about the carpool, the... Read More

Dreaming of Marriage Ministry

I have been working in the marriage ministry world for over a decade. When you stare at something long enough, you see things. The biggest thing I see now, is the HUGE opportunity the church has to impact marriages. But, I haven’t always seen the fact that many churches aren’t doing anything to help marriage as an opportunity. In fact, I was pretty hung up, borderline angry, about the whole situation. So, what changed? Almost four years exactly from today, my friend Doug said something to me... Read More