The Volunteer Revolution Book Study, Part 5

The Volunteer Revolution Book Study, Part 5

I’m one of the crazy ones—I ventured out to nab a couple of door buster deals on Black Friday. Up at 3:30 a.m. to get one of those coveted tote bags filled with goodies. As my daughter and I waited for the store to open, there were ladies in line eating pizza—I guess they’d been out long enough that their bodies were telling them it was lunchtime. I hit two stores and was home by 6:30 a.m., back in bed. Later that day we decided to go to a bigger mall for a late lunch and do some people... Read More

Thankful but Fat

Every Thanksgiving, we make the trek through northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama world to be with both sets of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. It’s a great time had by almost all, but the food for me is always a problem. No matter how many articles I read on avoiding weight gain during the holidays, I gain weight during the holidays. I may only gain a pound or two but it always feels like a hundred. I’m sleepy, lethargic, the small pooch in my stomach feels like the start of large... Read More
The Volunteer Revolution Book Study, Part 4

The Volunteer Revolution Book Study, Part 4

If your home is like most across America today, it’s filled with busy preparations for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving feast. In the midst of a day filled with football, turkey, and pumpkin pie, most will stop for a moment and give thanks for the blessings in our lives. So, it’s only appropriate that chapters 8 and 9 of The Volunteer Revolution help us as leaders remember to be grateful for the ministry volunteers who give freely of their time and talents. Stories of Passion Chapter 8 is filled with... Read More

Sending out an SOS

by Harmony Hensley While we realize that summer is still about six months away, it’s never too early to think about what programs you’ll participate in with your students. Here is one team of people doing tremendous mission work in their own community every summer. Next year marks the 21st anniversary of Summer of Service. SOS is an annual youth conference that attracts upwards of 1,000 junior and senior high students from all across the country to converge on the campus of Vineyard Cincinnati... Read More

A Letter to Young Leaders

by Dan Reiland The future depends on you. If you are a young leader, I’m writing to you. I serve as the executive pastor at 12Stone® Church. What I do affects the future, but you are the future. Next to Jesus (and really cool guitars), my passion is developing leaders, especially the Next Gen! My job is to change the world by coaching and guiding young leaders like you. I love my job! There is so much I could say, but for a short post, let me offer a few “bits and pieces” that will be of value... Read More