What a pastor never gets yelled at for

There are a lot of things pastors get angry emails about. You can guess them: boring sermons, worship music style, worship music volume, kids ministry, youth ministry. These are usually the things that frustrate us in the church. I know there probably more. There is one that we should get plenty emails but it doesn’t. … Continue reading

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curriculum for a discipleship groups

A discipleship or accountability group is always the hardest groups to lead and form. They’ll also encourage transformation in wonderful ways. Making disciples is what we are all called to do, just look at the Great Commission. The last few months I’ve bumped into some great new curriculum options I didn’t even know were out … Continue reading

Do you have what it takes?

Do you have IT? Can you get done what is before you? Is there a big project that is going to be a challenge? Is there a difficult issue you are battling with your kids? Many kinds of challenges come at us. The question remains …do you have what it takes? As a kid I … Continue reading

God’s Will

My good friend Tom Hammon of Young Life UK wrote this recently and I thought other would benefit from it too. I Thessalonians 5:16   “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” NIV   “Be happy in your faith at all times. … Continue reading

Read different versions

There are so many versions of the Bible out there. It actually get confusing. youversion.com has 20 different English Bibles. So which one should you use? Here’s what I did this morning I read in Romans 12 in the ESV. This is one of my favorite sections of scripture. Here’s what it says in verse … Continue reading

Courage

Courage …it takes guts to have it. :^) The cowardly lion so desired to have it. He felt intimidated by others. He was afraid of life’s challenges, so much so that he acted quite ridiculous. He did it so well he makes us smile. Nobody wants to live like him though. Who wants to be … Continue reading

Correcting and being Corrected

Who wants to be corrected?? Who wants to do the correcting? Most of us hesitate a bit before we do either of these. Sometimes that’s smart because not everything need correction. Still there are times we must move forward. In Acts 18:26 we have a great example of both sides. The two sides did really … Continue reading

Things we need to do as leaders in the church

What are the essential things we should be doing as leaders, as stewards of God’s church. Paul does some wise things we should take note on. Acts 14:21b-23 “they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch,22 strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we … Continue reading

Things we need to do as leaders in the church

What are the essential things we should be doing as leaders, as stewards of God’s church. Paul does some wise things we should take note on. Acts 14:21b-23 “they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch,22 strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through … Continue reading

Chilean miners teach on Community

Read this article about the spiritual life of the Chilean miners. They prayed, worked through their differences and read the Bible. religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/02/03/chilean-miner-sheds-light-on-underground-religious-life/