Ministry Changes When It Becomes Personal

Ministry Changes When It Becomes Personal

Jesus made a difference, because Jesus made it personal. He called Zacchaeus by name. He addressed the Samaritan woman’s past. He spent time in Mary and Martha’s home. He invited each disciple to follow Him. He intercepted Saul on road to Damascus. We have the same opportunity. Ministry changes when it becomes personal—just like it did for Jonathan Tuley, director of SalemKIDS at Salem Church in New York. Read on to learn how personal investments by his peers changed the trajectory of his... Read More
10 Reasons I Attend Rethink Leadership Every Year

10 Reasons I Attend Rethink Leadership Every Year

If you are a senior, lead, executive or campus pastor and have not signed up yet for Rethink Leadership, what are you waiting for?! For my money, it is as good a three days as Christian leaders can get in terms of their own development. But if you’re on the fence, the following are 10 reasons I attend Rethink Leadership and you should too: It Gives Me A Chance to Meet You – I will be live-blogging all of the sessions from Rethink Leadership. Make sure you track me down; I would love to meet... Read More
OC19 is the Inspiration Your Ministry Team Needs

OC19 is the Inspiration Your Ministry Team Needs

What is your all-time favorite movie scene? Is there a scene that instantly comes to your mind that includes both inspiration and a man on a horse?  One of my favorite scenes is found in the classic movie, Braveheart. Specifically, the scene of William Wallace’s speech to his army right before he leads the Scottish countrymen to fight. The Scotland men, coming from all sorts of backgrounds are united under the one voice of William Wallace. William makes this battle personal for Scotland... Read More
Your Invitation to Learn More About Orange Conference 2019

Your Invitation to Learn More About Orange Conference 2019

Ministry is personal. It always has been. It’s just sometimes we get so busy in the work we do, we may forget why we do it. But when we act like it’s personal it changes how we . . . Say what we say Spend our budget Design our programs Lead our volunteers Work together as a staff Prioritize our calendars Care about our communities OC19 will be a challenge to start over every week and remind each other that, “It’s Personal.” This week, we invite you to learn more about Orange Conference and... Read More
Love Over Time is the One Thing That Matters Most

Love Over Time is the One Thing That Matters Most

It takes a village to nurture kids over time. Sometimes, it is not until we become parents that we realize how much our caring parents and key influencers have loved us over time. Single acts of love are quite powerful, without a doubt. But, experiencing love over years and decades communicates an exponential impact on each of us. Maybe we didn’t always wipe our wet, filthy feet before entering the house, but you loved us anyway. Thanks for the fun celebrations after countless graduations.... Read More