Category Archives: Church

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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Leadership Lessons From Shark Week- Pt. 2

In yesterday’s post, I spoke a little about how a shark cannot swim backwards- they can only go forward- or where their eyes are looking.  This brings up the great question for your church, business, and personal life of, “Where … Continue reading

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Leadership Lessons From Shark Week- Pt. 1

Since it is Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, and since there is nothing else compelling on TV right now, Andrea and I have been watching some of the shark programming at night.  We are both filled with a bit … Continue reading

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6 Improvements for the 2011 Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference

Before beginning, I need to give credit to Josh Hale as he made a similar post regarding the Texas Annual Conference (Read post here).  His thoughts have helped to formalize some of my own thoughts in thinking about the Pen-Del 2010 … Continue reading

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Transitions

May is a month of transitions.  Most places in the country are going from spring into summer.  Schools are quickly headed for summer break.  College students are coming home and looking for jobs.  Transitions are all around us- and happening … Continue reading

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