One of my prime times of spiritual growth came through a small discipleship group I belonged to in my 20’s, and by the on-going mentoring of an older godly woman. W
This week we have been focusing on the Great Commission. Glenae spoke of how our very lives should be a witness for Christ. And that is a very good place to start. But I wonder, "When was the last time you led someone to Christ or even shared the gospel with a non-believer?" This weekend, … Continue reading Sharing the Gospel: You CAN Do It
Who ME? Make Disciples? I'm not trained to do that....
I Praise God for His Salvation I thank Him daily for loving us (me) so much that He sent His Son to earth to live a perfect life, to suffer the cruel death on a crimnal's cross, but then rise again just to save us all from our sins. Praise His beautiful name! [Read my … Continue reading 4 Building Blocks to Growing Our Faith
VALUE noun. - the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something. This post is inspired by the PROMPT: VALUE from Kate Motaung and the Five Minute Friday crew. The challenge is to write for five minutes. No editing. I encourage you to go to the link-up and read what others … Continue reading What Has True Value in this Life
Pastors are People, Too Our church has just begun the adventure of searching for a new pastor. It's a daunting job when you look for the perfect pastor. Basically, because there are no perfect pastors because pastors are people, too. We tend to forget that pastors are people, too. We put them up on a pedestal that … Continue reading In Search of the “Perfect” Pastor
Having been in the ministry, I have conflicting feelings about Pastor Appreciation month. On the one hand, it is a very good reminder to the people to take a moment and let their pastor know how much you love them. On the other hand, it can be a very depressing time when a pastor hears about all … Continue reading October is Pastor Appreciation Month
We all wonder how we can help our PKs (Pastor Kids) survive growing up in the parsonage. In our ministry, we had one very special D.S. that had a heart for PKs and did so many things to help them survive their parents ministry. I asked him to give us a few pointers today. How … Continue reading PKs: How to Help Them Survive You and Your Ministry?
One pet peeve of mine is seeing a bulletin board with old information on it. It's so simple to at least just take down the old information. I've entered church foyers and laid my eyes on bulletin boards that had not been changed in years. Ripped borders and faded paper caught my attention the most. If … Continue reading A Year’s Worth of Church Bulletin Boards
Everyone knows that you must be prepared for a hurricane. More than one storm will inevitably come sometime every fall, it's just how it is. Most assuredly, no matter where you live, there are natural storms or disasters that you need to be prepared for. There are certain things that you always have ready for when the storm … Continue reading Preparedness Kit for the Storms in Ministry