One of my New Year’s Plans for 2019 was to read a book each month. I kicked things off with Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People in January. I had heard a lot about this book, but had never personally read it. Last summer, I came across a copy of it at … Continue reading Book Review: Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey
I remember trying to dig to China in the sandbox with a plastic spade and bucket, and I imagine that you probably did the same. In a kid’s brain, it made sense that if you dug a hole deep enough you would eventually end up behind the Bamboo Curtain. It goes without saying that I … Continue reading Guest Post: Ted Inman – The Sandbox
Teens today face many problems unique to their generation. They live in a society that constantly attempts to pressure them into ungodly living. Meanwhile, church attendance by younger generations seems to be declining. Often, when teenagers reach adulthood, they drop out of church completely. The modern youth pastor wants to build a lasting relationship … Continue reading Youth Pastors, Don’t Be Cool; Be Biblical!
It’s that time of year again: Christmas time, with all its activity and celebration, to be followed by New Years, when we all make resolutions. Let’s be honest, we all know that most of the time, these resolutions only last a short while. Much has been said about how to actually keep your New Year’s … Continue reading Don’t Make A Resolution — Make A Plan!
Special music can add so much to a service, when done with the right heart and in the right manner. It is a blessing when a church has a great number of folks willing to volunteer their time and effort to be a blessing to others and praise the Lord through song. However, it can … Continue reading 10 Tips for a Successful Special Music Ministry
There is not much I envy about ancient days or even just a century or two ago. I love running water, electricity is nice, and I don’t think they had waffles back then. Modern advances in medicine, transportation, and entertainment are wonderful for quality of life. But there is one thing about the past that … Continue reading Guest Post: Will Berry – Be The Real Deal
Confession: I’m very bad at time management. I’m not an expert by any means. Everything I’ve learned about it, I’ve learned the hard way. Not too long ago I learned the importance of carving out blocks of time to accomplish weekly tasks. During what has been the busiest season of my ministry life yet, it … Continue reading Scheduling Blocks of Time: A Helpful Time-Management Tool
This is not a comfortable subject, especially in the nation in which we live. We live in a time where it has become increasingly unpopular to confront anyone about anything, much less to tell them that they’re sinning against God. Yet, God cannot bring revival through a carnal church! Christians must be called to standards … Continue reading Your Role In Reviving Christian America, Part 5 – Turn From Your Wicked Ways