Category Archives: Church

Excluding Jesus

Our oldest daughter, Abbie, spent one year in pre-school before moving on to Kindergarten. Her preschool was not a typical preschool experience. Our school district has a county wide school for children with special needs. It’s a school where my … Continue reading

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Worship Is More Than Singing and Sermons

Don Miller wrote a post yesterday about his experience in corporate worship that has left me thinking. In the post (read it here) he writes that “I don’t worship God by singing.” He also says that he is nearly alone … Continue reading

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Lessons on Welcoming Guest From Little League Registration

The other day, Abbie and I went to sign up for T-ball in our community. We just moved here in June, so the fields and the buildings were all new to me. Nor did I know anyone who might be … Continue reading

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Church Is

I have always been a fan of Rob Bell. Yes- the same controversial figure that gave us Love Wins (and also Velvet Elvis, Sex God, and Jesus Wants to Save Christians) Rob was recently interviewed by Oprah Winfrey on her Super Soul … Continue reading

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Laying It All Out

Seth Godin writes, “The problem with putting it all on the line is that it might not work out.  The problem with not putting it all on the line is that it will never (ever) change for the better. Not … Continue reading

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Church Plant Boot Camp Pt. 2

What is the purpose of planting churches? Generally speaking, churches are to make disciples.  Churches are to be the Body of Christ in the world.  Churches are to reflect God’s love. Curiously, in the curriculum for the Boot Camp was … Continue reading

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How We Do Ministry

We had our first Church Council meeting last week at Hope UMC and I started the meeting off with a document of how I hope and desire to do ministry at Hope. You could say that these are my ministry values. There … Continue reading

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