Boundaries: 4 Practical Ways to Separate Work and Life

Boundaries: 4 Practical Ways to Separate Work and Life

In the article, “Your Mission Begins with Boundaries,“ we discussed the necessity of healthy boundaries. Boundaries are a tangible way that we show our faith in God to handle the aspects of our work that we cannot control. Instilling boundaries in our lives affects us physically and spiritually as we walk out our vocation and volunteer where we expend a large amount of time and emotional energy. Boundaries are a spiritual discipline that allows us to care for ourselves well, and... Read More
How to Clarify, Cast, and Multiply Vision

How to Clarify, Cast, and Multiply Vision

“I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth.” – President John F. Kennedy, May 25, 1961 Vision. It’s a term that’s thrown around a lot in business and in churches. It can have many different meanings and, in my experience, the term alone is confusing to most people. People confuse it with mission and strategy. It gets used generally without a clear explanation. It’s often... Read More
The Real Power of Our Testimonies

The Real Power of Our Testimonies

“A religion that is small enough for our understanding would not be big enough for our needs.” – Corrie Ten Boom They come with questions. Every Sunday morning, every weeknight at small group, every waking hour on Facebook or Twitter or in our inboxes, the questions are there, wrapped around breaking news reports or the latest research or the story of life forever changed just down the road. “What does God say about what’s happening in our world?” “What am I supposed to believe right now?”... Read More
Leaky Vision? You May Lack One of These 3 Components

Leaky Vision? You May Lack One of These 3 Components

Agreeing on a clear vision helps you empower others to lead and carry out ministry. It’s also a lot easier to get everyone pulling in the same direction if there’s agreement on what you hope to accomplish. A clear vision will: Set expectations and foster unity Help facilitate decision-making that impacts your future Create a framework for defining ministry priorities Attract talent (both volunteers and staff) and financial resources Define success for your ministry But just “making the vision... Read More
How NOT to Follow Up With Church Guests

How NOT to Follow Up With Church Guests

About 15 years ago our friend and her family moved back home after living in Georgia for about five years. While she lived in Georgia, her family attended North Point Community Church. They were introduced to a personal relationship with Jesus through a different kind of church than they had ever seen before. When they moved back home, they were intent on finding a church that would be welcoming to guests and would make sense to people who were not a part of any church. The search was not... Read More