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Swallowing Frogs

The Bible makes it clear that good works won’t make God love us any more than God already does. But the Bible also directs us to be “doers of the word and not hearers only.” Sometimes that’s easy and sometimes it’s not. Years ago, when I was a young minister, I had a difficult situation…

If you attended 10:05 Worship this week (or have seen the post on our Facebook page) you were as blessed by our precious Heavenly Melodies group as the pastors for whom they sang. “Carry Your Candle” by Kathy Troccoli has long been a favorite of mine. As they sang, my mind went back to Infant…

Right-side Up

At a church I once served, the first time I walked into the youth room I noticed a line of stick figures had been painted on the wall. They were holding hands and encircling the entire room. It wasn’t until I’d been there a while that I noticed one of the stick figures was upside…

Good News!

As your pastor, I often hear stories about how our church is having an impact on people’s lives. The other day, Tammy was talking to one of our newer members, who told her that her family went through a rough patch recently and she needed some extra help with food. She soon found out that…

Money Matters for Ministry

Let the budget process begin! I have decided to use my remaining articles this year to give you all some “basic” insights into the church budget process. A budget cycle has four phases: (1) preparation and submission, (2) approval, (3) execution, and (4) evaluation. Currently the Stewardship & Finance Committee along with me are evaluating…

Except for Grace

I believe the world would eventually grind to a halt without folks who have a strong work ethic. However, when it comes to our faith and salvation – working hard has nothing to do with it. For many people, that can be a little hard to understand. It’s like the story of the minister who…

Spreading the God News

Can you tell the people who go all out for a celebration by how they decorate or the invitation they give? Spreading the good news for a celebration could be for anything; but Spreading the God News leads ordinary people into disciples who will invite others to the greatest celebration EVER! When we are excited…

U-turns

Many years ago, I was driving from Ohio to Iowa for a week of vacation. The rest of my family had already gone ahead of me, so I was excited to join them. It was a beautiful summer day and about halfway there, I got off the Interstate to fill up my gas tank. When…

Life Is Messy

We are heading full-tilt now into our Wednesday night Youth and Life Groups for the year. During our summer months, our Wednesday nights are pretty quiet, there’s not a lot going on, the church can stay pretty neat and tidy. That’s a little less the case after a good night of Youth and Life groups!…

Good News People

At our Disciples Together Worship, I introduced our theme for the coming year: “Sharing the Good News.” That’s our calling. And when we are successful in it, it’s never because of our overwhelming strength, but because of our love and hope. As disciples of Jesus, we persevere even when it would be easier to surrender.…