MY WORST-EVER SHAMING EXPERIENCE

Once upon a time, I was visiting an out of town church, listening to a pastor who was becoming increasingly popular with those crazy Millennials. He wasn’t a rock star pastor, but more like an opening band pastor. I had been through a brutal year

THE POEM OF GOD

If God’s heart all along has been to shine a light to all nations, and if the intentions from that heart are for all people to fully experience the weight of His glory and His lavished intimacy (inasmuch as those are possible while we’re still

THE END OF ME

“Help!” I screamed it at the top of my dry and desperate lungs. “I don’t know how to get to You, and I don’t know how to get You to come to me.” You’re probably thinking that I cried out these words before I became

How To Give a Voice to Everyone on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day service programming may seem simple enough, at least on the outside. But when creative teams and pastors plan for these services, they must be aware of what’s happening on the inside – under the surface of the smiles and the hugs. There are

MOTHER’S DAY INSPIRATION

Church leaders and creative team leaders are always needing some Mother’s Day Service Programming inspiration. it’s always hard to envision special services, and Mother’s Day is especially difficult. How many different ways can we say, “We love you and we appreciate you?” While the words

THREE WARNING SIGNS OF A BAD LEADER

There’s really no introduction needed here except to say that, if you’re serving under a bad leader, it’s something you probably feel, but can’t put words to. I’m hoping to give you some words. 1.  BEWARE OF THE LEADER WHO NEVER APOLOGIZES The words, “I’m