Your Mission Begins with Boundaries

Your Mission Begins with Boundaries

Boundaries! This word has become increasingly popular as the Church has experienced the fallout from its leaders running themselves to the edge of a stressful, chaotic, and unhealthy life that exists without boundaries. We are taught that Christians sacrificially give of ourselves to positively impact the lives and conditions of others. After all, “God so loved the world that He gave . . . (John 3:16).” Or, “We must take up our cross and follow Jesus, even to death (a horrible, out of context... Read More
Social Media as a Tool for Authentic Connection

Social Media as a Tool for Authentic Connection

I’d like to try something out with you. If you’re open to it, I’d like to say write a word and see what your emotional and intellectual response is. Think you’re up for it? All you have to do is pay special attention to what you’re thinking and how you’re feeling when you read this word. Are you ready? . . . Facebook. How did we do? What are those feelings churning up inside? Is it elation, dread, fear, anxiety, joy, or something around those lines? Or, maybe instead of an emotional feeling... Read More
How to Help Kids Remember What Matters

How to Help Kids Remember What Matters

There’s a retired lab technician named EP, who in the book Moonwalking with Einstein, is referred to as “the most forgetful man in the world.” EP suffered from one of the most severe cases of amnesia ever documented; his memory extended back only as far as his most recent thought. Questions like, “What did you have for dinner” or “Who is the President?” were lost on him. In fact, his amnesia was so bad that when asked about the reflection he saw in the tinted windows of a car he passed by, he... Read More
Connecting with Visitors

Connecting with Visitors

If your church is functioning as it should, you’re seeing visitors in and out of your doors regularly. This is exciting and intimidating, but it’s also an incredible opportunity to think about how you are connecting with these people. If you’re reading this and realizing you don’t have any kind of policy or strategy in place for new people coming into your ministry areas, then this needs to shoot to the top of your priority list. Immediately. The success of your... Read More
Milestones Matter to the Kids in Your Ministry

Milestones Matter to the Kids in Your Ministry

Milestones matter! A milestone is an action or event marking a significant change or stage in development. Milestones are the memory makers in the world of our families and kids. They are the things that when they grow up and go out on their own will make them smile when they “remember when!” They are the moments that will give them the courage to take the “next” step on their beautiful journey of becoming all that God has created them to be. Milestones truly matter and need to be celebrated!... Read More