Viewing Transition Through Three Lenses

Viewing Transition Through Three Lenses

A friend of mine hiked the Appalachian Trail about a year ago. When he came home, I anticipated hearing him rave about amazing views and a victorious feeling of accomplishment from just hiking through 14 states. I did hear those things, but to my surprise what I heard about most were stories about the people who were right alongside him in the trek. He could have highlighted the 2,200-mile hike, but instead he told me stories about the people that got him through the journey. When you are... Read More
There’s Power At The Intersection Of Passion And Vision

There’s Power At The Intersection Of Passion And Vision

I have heard many sermons on the story of Mary and Martha. Sermons on Sabbath, balance, distraction and busyness. But, while recently reading over this passage of scripture again, my eyes opened to what we can glean from it while striving to keep vision alive in us and in others. You know the story; Mary and Martha had a situation. What: House needed to be cleaned and Jesus needed to be served. Why: Because Jesus was visiting. While Martha was working hard on her vision of making Jesus feel... Read More
What Does It Mean To Partner With Parents?

What Does It Mean To Partner With Parents?

  by Rachael Sibcy As ministry leaders, we cannot deny that partnering with parents is a big need in our churches. But, what does this actually look like? How do we make parents feel like they are being partnered with, versus solely expressing the strategy that it’s what we desire to do? Partnering with parents looks different for every mom and for every dad. Because of this, we must find their parent-partnering language! Think, Gary Chapman, “love languages.” Just as a husband and... Read More
Keeping Harmony Among Multi-Site Churches

Keeping Harmony Among Multi-Site Churches

by Rachael Sibcy Consistency at a multi-site church can be challenging. My mentor recently shared this piece of advice: “You need to be on the same page, but that doesn’t mean the same paragraph and it certainly doesn’t mean the same sentence.” How can I be on the same page with my counterparts at the other campuses? I can focus on the core similarities. We believe in two combined influences, the home and the Church, and we keep that mission at the forefront of everything we execute. SE!Kids... Read More