Family

Discipleship On The Go

Helping Busy Families Thread Jesus into Every Day by: Sarah Blount You know those memes that make light of expectations verse reality? Like the one of Ariel from The Little Mermaid? Wet Hair Expectations: She’s gloriously exiting the water, hair dramatically flowing behind her. Wet Hair Reality: Her locks, which resemble a lifeless mop, are pinned to her head and covering most of her face.…

Read More

Church Planting, Leadership

The Language of a Church Planter

Why You May Need to Start Watering Down Your Messages Watered Down Coffee No one likes watered down coffee or diluting something valuable. That can be what it feels like at times when we try to market what the church offers to the unchurched. This can cause some to wonder if the modern church is just using bait and switch…

Read More

Spiritual Life

DON’T MARRY YOUR PLANS

by: Kevin Miller Marriage is meant to be a lifelong covenant, unbroken by even the most challenging circumstances. That’s how marriage should be, but sometimes we mistakenly approach our own plans, timelines, and agendas with that same commitment. Then when they fall apart, we’re distraught and confused. Make plans, but don’t marry them. Planning is wise, but hold your plans…

Read More

Leadership

3 Leadership Tests

Questions Every Leader Should Be Able To Answer How did you feel before or after a test in school? Whether I passed or not, I was always happy to have it over. I either breathed a sigh of relief after lots of hard work and preparation, or at least the pressure was off until the next one. Leadership Tests Leadership…

Read More

Family, Life Style

37 Things I Have Learned Over The Years

Today is my birthday. It is also the day I started my blog 5 years ago. So I wanted to write a post on some valuable and also silly lessons I have learned over the years. Topics will range from leadership to bathroom etiquette, from driving to family life, and wisdom on forgiveness to restaurant advice. Be warned: I am…

Read More

Book Review, Church Planting, Leadership

Creating a Compelling Culture

You can have an excellent weekend service and efficient systems, but still lose momentum by not being attentive to your church culture. It is crucial to win the battle in the spiritual, but also to remember the influence culture has on your church as well. Culture is not just your best intentions. It is the reality of what you guard, emphasize, and reward. Culture is the air your team breathes as they operate in your ministry and pursue your church’s ministry mission.