4 Ways Video Can Benefit Your Ministry

Media is evolving at a quick rate, and with the evolution of cell phone cameras offering HD video, pictures or a graphic won’t necessarily help your church stand out on social media.  According to a recent survey by Animoto, 4 times as many users would rather watch a video about a product than reading about … Continue reading 4 Ways Video Can Benefit Your Ministry

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Living Life Open-Handed

"Give and it shall be given unto you."  I don't know how many times and in how many contexts I've heard those famous words of Jesus repeated.  I've heard them in missions conferences, messages on tithing, and basically any sermon on financial generosity.  Usually, it was in one ear, out the other.  I heard it, … Continue reading Living Life Open-Handed

The Unbusy Saviour

We’re all busy.  I don’t know about you, but anytime I ask someone, “How’s it going?”, the default answer isn’t usually “fine”.  More often, I hear others and myself saying, “Busy”, “Crazy busy”, or “I’ve got a lot going on”.  We live in a time when busy is worn as a badge of honor, don’t … Continue reading The Unbusy Saviour

Reach More with your Church Facebook Page

For centuries, every culture has had a central place for people to socialize, buy and sell, and share ideas. In ancient Greek culture, it was the agora. In 2017, most commerce, socializing, and idea-sharing happens on Facebook. Entire companies and industries stake their success on the ability to connect with customers on Facebook (I'm referring … Continue reading Reach More with your Church Facebook Page

Don’t Forget the Congregation!

Changing My Focus Going from a large church to a small one can be a jarring transition. I grew up in a church of about four hundred people; not a mega church by any means, but not small by any means either. When I was at Heartland Baptist Bible College, I attended a church that … Continue reading Don’t Forget the Congregation!

Don’t Kill the Goose

  "One day a countryman going to the nest of his Goose found there an egg all yellow and glittering. When he took it up it was as heavy as lead and he was going to throw it away, because he thought a trick had been played upon him. But he took it home on second … Continue reading Don’t Kill the Goose

God’s Dwelling Place

There's just something about coming home. Whether after a tiresome day of work, or a less than relaxing family vacation, the feeling you get when you walk into your home is almost indescribable. This has been especially true in my life. On multiple occasions, I can remember thinking to myself, “I’m home.” The sense of … Continue reading God’s Dwelling Place

The Millenial Ministry: Learning Graphic Design

There's nothing worse than having a great message that gets ignored. Unfortunately, the greatest message in the world, the Gospel, is often being ignored because little is done to make it stand-out. As a millennial who grew up in church, I realized early on that it was embarrassingly rare to see a Gospel-preaching church that … Continue reading The Millenial Ministry: Learning Graphic Design

Five Tools for Ministry

I love lists. I also like finding new tools, apps, and services that help me expand my ministries! I'm often reading lists of people's favorite Ministry apps and services, and I frequently find some things that I'm able to incorporate myself. Here are some of the tools I've found most helpful: 1. Planning Center Online … Continue reading Five Tools for Ministry

My Greatest Preaching Mistake

When I started working on staff at Fellowship Baptist, I had a really bad habit of saying the wrong words in the "fury" of preaching.  You know what I mean, right?  Like the preacher I heard who said "fart" instead of "fault"--except mine were probably more awkward than that.  I would get caught-up speaking a … Continue reading My Greatest Preaching Mistake