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Mastering the “Art” of Church Communications

Mastering the “Art” of Church Communications

Pastor Resources · Mastering The Art Of Church Communications   To communicate effectively, church leaders need to use precise, carefully chosen messages with accurate and complete details. Words are certainly a key component, but they’re just part of the equation....

Appreciating nature in your backyard

Appreciating nature in your backyard

Pastor Resources · Appreciating Nature - Appreciating Nature   I wanted to take a few moments to share with you how nature and creation has been really significant to us and to our family in these last few days. Like you, our lives have been turned upside down in...

Your voice, not your version of someone else’s

Your voice, not your version of someone else’s

  I was in my midtwenties when I met Gwen. My college days were over, and it was a matter of working, investing in my calling, and building my adult life. I started working at my local church, and for the first year, I felt like a fraud on a daily basis. My...

Don’t DNF

Don’t DNF

     I am fairly determined when it comes to accomplishing a task. My wife, Diane, would even say that I’m hard-headed! Guilty as charged. As an endurance athlete, that is even more important. Maybe it’s just a manifestation of my German descent, but I don’t...

Engage children in worship in 4 simple steps

Engage children in worship in 4 simple steps

    “How do we engage children in church?” This age-old question remains paramount for almost every children’s ministry leader, parent and pastor. And if you’ve ever sat up late at night, cutting out the gazillionth piece for some Pinterest craft that seemed...

Created to Create

Created to Create

    The LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person. Genesis 2:7 NLT Have you ever wondered, Where did I come from? Before your eyes glaze over and you start...

Christianity & Creativity

Christianity & Creativity

    We have a problem—whether we recognize it or not. It has to do with the relationship between Christianity and creativity. Many Christians have grown suspicious of creatives. Creativity impedes true spiritual progress, doesn’t it? So many have given up on...

The Rule of Rubrics

The Rule of Rubrics

    Perhaps most would agree that thirty years ago there was no such thing as rubrics. Oh, there was evaluation, but other than a potential list of requirements for that upcoming project or paper, there was no way to determine what the score might be…until...

SAMSON INTERVIEWS  with Eric Wilson, author of the new novelization

SAMSON INTERVIEWS with Eric Wilson, author of the new novelization

    "Samson", a novelization by author Eric Wilson, releases tomorrow.  Here is an exclusive sneak peak interview with the author. What inspired you to write a book about Samson? The world is looking for heroes. This is evident in movies and books. And more...

Three Key Elements To Telling An Effective Story

Three Key Elements To Telling An Effective Story

We all have stories. Stories that open up old wounds exposing the raw pain that lies underneath. Stories that make us feel unworthy, unloved and unwanted. Our temptation is to keep it buried, so we can avoid the hurt and emptiness. No matter what our story, the...

Mastering the “Art” of Church Communications

Mastering the “Art” of Church Communications

Pastor Resources · Mastering The Art Of Church Communications   To communicate effectively, church leaders need to use precise, carefully chosen messages with accurate and complete details. Words are certainly a key component, but they’re just part of the equation....

Appreciating nature in your backyard

Appreciating nature in your backyard

Pastor Resources · Appreciating Nature - Appreciating Nature   I wanted to take a few moments to share with you how nature and creation has been really significant to us and to our family in these last few days. Like you, our lives have been turned upside down in...

Your voice, not your version of someone else’s

Your voice, not your version of someone else’s

  I was in my midtwenties when I met Gwen. My college days were over, and it was a matter of working, investing in my calling, and building my adult life. I started working at my local church, and for the first year, I felt like a fraud on a daily basis. My...

Don’t DNF

Don’t DNF

     I am fairly determined when it comes to accomplishing a task. My wife, Diane, would even say that I’m hard-headed! Guilty as charged. As an endurance athlete, that is even more important. Maybe it’s just a manifestation of my German descent, but I don’t...

Engage children in worship in 4 simple steps

Engage children in worship in 4 simple steps

    “How do we engage children in church?” This age-old question remains paramount for almost every children’s ministry leader, parent and pastor. And if you’ve ever sat up late at night, cutting out the gazillionth piece for some Pinterest craft that seemed...

Created to Create

Created to Create

    The LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person. Genesis 2:7 NLT Have you ever wondered, Where did I come from? Before your eyes glaze over and you start...

Christianity & Creativity

Christianity & Creativity

    We have a problem—whether we recognize it or not. It has to do with the relationship between Christianity and creativity. Many Christians have grown suspicious of creatives. Creativity impedes true spiritual progress, doesn’t it? So many have given up on...

The Rule of Rubrics

The Rule of Rubrics

    Perhaps most would agree that thirty years ago there was no such thing as rubrics. Oh, there was evaluation, but other than a potential list of requirements for that upcoming project or paper, there was no way to determine what the score might be…until...

SAMSON INTERVIEWS  with Eric Wilson, author of the new novelization

SAMSON INTERVIEWS with Eric Wilson, author of the new novelization

    "Samson", a novelization by author Eric Wilson, releases tomorrow.  Here is an exclusive sneak peak interview with the author. What inspired you to write a book about Samson? The world is looking for heroes. This is evident in movies and books. And more...

Three Key Elements To Telling An Effective Story

Three Key Elements To Telling An Effective Story

We all have stories. Stories that open up old wounds exposing the raw pain that lies underneath. Stories that make us feel unworthy, unloved and unwanted. Our temptation is to keep it buried, so we can avoid the hurt and emptiness. No matter what our story, the...

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