Doing ministry is a lot like doing relationships. When done alone, it’s exhausting, discouraging, and not really worth the effort. But when you’re in relationship (or ministry) with people you genuinely enjoy, you are energized, encouraged and craving for more.
1. Advertise in the religion section. 2. Have a lot of events on campus during the week. 3. Wait to hand off ministry and invest in leaders until the “mature Christians” show up. 4. If you’re a pastor, spend a lot of time at the office. 5. Don’t get to know your neighbors. 6. When… Read More 7 ways to ensure that only christians show up at your church
Found below is a blog post I happened upon, that resounded. It’s by Tim Chester, whom I consider to be a brilliant mind in regards to the church (christians, that is) and their ability to engage and live incarnationally with those around them. In other words, he’s a mission-expert (IMHO). By the way, personally I… Read More why churches stall [and fail]
I read this definition of leadership today and loved loved loved it. This is where we’re going….. Leadership “is a living organism, in which all members (1) find personal significance in the context of relationships, which enables them to (2) develop their full potential as they (3) make their distinctive contribution in conjunction with others.”… Read More defining leadership
When I was in my third year of college, I took a semester off to attend the fire academy. I wanted to be a fireman. After I graduated the academy, I realized that I didn’t want to be a fireman, so I went back to school and ended up taking a job with a moving… Read More the care-ful leader
“Due to my own experience in local ministry…I have come to the conclusion that for we who live in the Western world, the major challenge to the viability of Christianity is not Buddhism, with all its philosophical appeal to the Western mind, nor is it Islam, with all the challenge that it poses to Western… Read More The Challenge
This past sunday, I had the privelage to speak at our sunday morning environment. I must say, I love doing that. There are a few times in life when you do something you really feel you were created to do, or should I say, some of us get to do those things, and this is… Read More HOPE REMAINS