Don’t Burn Out the Engine 

Don’t Burn Out the Engine 

I have limited knowledge about cars. I know they require gas and routine maintenance to keep running. Even with this limited knowledge, I know that one of the best ways to ruin an engine is by not taking care of the oil. Don’t ask me how I know or how much it cost me to learn this lesson. Engines, when the oil is not taken care of, can burn out and leave us (or maybe just me) in some stranded places. Staff and volunteers, like vehicle maintenance, require timely care and attention to prevent... Read More
Vision! Re-Vision! And Re-Vision Again! 

Vision! Re-Vision! And Re-Vision Again! 

There is one thing constant about life. Change! Change is the only thing we can count on happening every single day. If change happens every day, imagine how much change a ministry can go through each year. Change seems to happen more rapidly when you have an aligned team working toward one goal moving toward the ministry vision. As one part of the vision is worked out, other things shift and need to be addressed in order to keep the momentum and to not lose the already accomplished gains.... Read More
How to Incorporate Social Media into your Weekend Services 

How to Incorporate Social Media into your Weekend Services 

Today it is very rare for someone not to be on social media in some capacity. They may not have accounts on all of the most popular social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram or Pinterest) but they have at least one of these. Considering the amount of involvement and engagement on social media channels, it is important that you, as the church, use this to engage your attendees and encourage them to share.  Considering the amount of involvement and engagement on social media... Read More
The Power of a Dynamic Team

The Power of a Dynamic Team

I have a lot of things I love about ministry. I love being a communicator. I love to write and speak, giving people tools to do what God has created them to do in new ways. I love to design new concepts, policies, and procedures. I truly believe policies protect people and thus are a direct reflection of how much we love and consider them. I love to mentor people and develop relationships that allow me to share things that I’ve learned over the years. Even with all of these, and there are... Read More
The Power of Words in a Digital Age

The Power of Words in a Digital Age

There is something ironic about how we use social media. We tend to follow people who affirm our beliefs and opinions. I’d wager the same goes for most of our followers, yet we can tweet and update as if we are looking for a fight. We are too easily caught in a riptide where our words’ primary function is to let our homogeneity of followers know what we are against. There are already so many boundaries drawn in our culture. What would it look like if we intentionally used our words to express... Read More