High School Camp Registration Opens TODAY!

High School Camp Registration Opens TODAY!

Imagine if your camp experience became more than just another event because it was part of a strategy, gave you a plan and equipped you for the rest of the year. High School Camp . . . Delivers content and messaging that is focused and intentional. Sets up small group discussions that build relationships that last beyond camp. Offers leader training that allows camp to be a time of growth for leaders, not just students. Registration kicks off TODAY! Register 25 spots or more TODAY ONLY and... Read More
7 Ways to Protect Family

7 Ways to Protect Family

by Ron Edmondson I was driving recently in a city deep in the South. Not surprisingly, the only station I could pick up was country music. A song played that I had actually heard a few times before. I don’t know the title, but the lyric that stuck out to me was “You’re gonna miss this.” I instantly started crying. I was so glad I was alone that day. I don’t know why I felt led to give that disclaimer. I have freedom in Christ to listen to country music—but for those who don’t... Read More
Communicating So People Will Come Back

Communicating So People Will Come Back

by Geoff Surratt I normally don’t like to watch movies more than once, but there are a few that I’ll watch anytime they’re on. One is Shawshank Redemption. If I’m flipping through the channels and come across Shawshank I have to stop every time. I never get tired of hearing Andy Dufresne say: “I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.” Or Red telling Andy: “Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.... Read More
What Are We Thinking?

What Are We Thinking?

Years ago, I was a marketing director for a global retailer, constantly working on just the right ideas to build our brand and make more money. We would invest thousands of dollars to develop campaigns that were in lock-step with our mission and vision. And then—justlikethat—things would come to a screeching halt because our corporate leaders would emerge from conference rooms longing for something new or fresh or different. They seemed to know the “next thing” was going to be THE thing that... Read More
Carrying Out Mission With Strategy

Carrying Out Mission With Strategy

by Adam Duckworth A lot of people spend a lot of time talking about their mission but very little time talking about their strategy. You may have even heard me say that before—if we have ever spent any time together. I say it so much because I believe it. A lot of people confuse these two things: mission and strategy. Let me help to bring some clarity to it: Mission is what you are going to do, and strategy is how you are going to do it. When I came to First Fort Lauderdale in 2008, we had... Read More