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How Do YOU Spell Care?

How Do YOU Spell Care?

    All churches focus on missions, right? All churches support missionaries, right? All churches care for missionaries, right? Probably not exactly, though no church (or pastor) wants to admit where there might be some gaps in the care being given to the...

The Rule of Seven (Times Seven?) in Missions

The Rule of Seven (Times Seven?) in Missions

    Experts have studied how many times humans must be exposed to something in order for it to stick. One author says, “The rule of seven is an old marketing adage. It says that a prospect needs to see or hear your marketing message at least seven times...

Power in the Pulpit

Power in the Pulpit

There is a popular preaching textbook with the title “Power in the Pulpit”, and the reference to power is a reference to the potential strength that comes from proper techniques being used to preach an expository sermon. Certainly, that is one form of power! However,...

Sunday Funday the Whole Week Long

Sunday Funday the Whole Week Long

One of the somewhat current popular tags that can be seen on many facebook posts is Sunday Funday. Don’t look the phrase up on urban dictionary, or it may become a less tasteful tag! However, the common use of the term seems to indicate that Sunday should be a day to...

Motivated To Missions? …Or Not?

Motivated To Missions? …Or Not?

Are you self-motivated? Are you the type that wakes up without an alarm clock to go read the Bible and exercise before the day even begins? Are you the type whose just always cleaned the bedroom before mom had to ask? Are you the type who seeks out new job...

Orphan-Care as Strategic Pastoral Ministry

Orphan-Care as Strategic Pastoral Ministry

I am the result of a teen pregnancy that predates Roe v. Wade by just over one year. God placed me in a loving family and church where I was influenced by the gospel. God gave me a wife who is concerned for the gospel, the church, and the needs of vulnerable kids. God...

Every Day Can Be a Special Day

Every Day Can Be a Special Day

There are many days scattered throughout the year that emphasize certain things, though many of them are tucked and hidden away. Apparently National Rocky Road Day, Hug Your Cat Day, and Flag Day are among just some of the special emphases that make the June...

Every Church Welcome Needs These Five Elements

Every Church Welcome Needs These Five Elements

Hi, welcome to the blog. My, that’s some weather we’ve been having, isn’t it? This is unfortunately how many churches welcome people to church. It doesn’t connect with people. It doesn’t communicate value, and it’s not even that welcoming. We have to do better than...

The Place Where FOMO Becomes FOBI

The Place Where FOMO Becomes FOBI

One might think the term FOMO is a rather new term, but according to Wikipedia it was made popular over 10 years ago. For those of us who can’t keep up with such “new” words, this might be the first time we have ever even heard or read of such a term. FOMO, or Fear Of...

When Sacred Space Intersects Secular Space

When Sacred Space Intersects Secular Space

Driving down “church row” in small city USA, I would often wonder why we don’t fill our sacred spaces with the secular during the week in response to our call to reach our community. Seeing all of that space available and going unused always bothered me. Some churches...

How Do YOU Spell Care?

How Do YOU Spell Care?

    All churches focus on missions, right? All churches support missionaries, right? All churches care for missionaries, right? Probably not exactly, though no church (or pastor) wants to admit where there might be some gaps in the care being given to the...

The Rule of Seven (Times Seven?) in Missions

The Rule of Seven (Times Seven?) in Missions

    Experts have studied how many times humans must be exposed to something in order for it to stick. One author says, “The rule of seven is an old marketing adage. It says that a prospect needs to see or hear your marketing message at least seven times...

Power in the Pulpit

Power in the Pulpit

There is a popular preaching textbook with the title “Power in the Pulpit”, and the reference to power is a reference to the potential strength that comes from proper techniques being used to preach an expository sermon. Certainly, that is one form of power! However,...

Sunday Funday the Whole Week Long

Sunday Funday the Whole Week Long

One of the somewhat current popular tags that can be seen on many facebook posts is Sunday Funday. Don’t look the phrase up on urban dictionary, or it may become a less tasteful tag! However, the common use of the term seems to indicate that Sunday should be a day to...

Motivated To Missions? …Or Not?

Motivated To Missions? …Or Not?

Are you self-motivated? Are you the type that wakes up without an alarm clock to go read the Bible and exercise before the day even begins? Are you the type whose just always cleaned the bedroom before mom had to ask? Are you the type who seeks out new job...

Orphan-Care as Strategic Pastoral Ministry

Orphan-Care as Strategic Pastoral Ministry

I am the result of a teen pregnancy that predates Roe v. Wade by just over one year. God placed me in a loving family and church where I was influenced by the gospel. God gave me a wife who is concerned for the gospel, the church, and the needs of vulnerable kids. God...

Every Day Can Be a Special Day

Every Day Can Be a Special Day

There are many days scattered throughout the year that emphasize certain things, though many of them are tucked and hidden away. Apparently National Rocky Road Day, Hug Your Cat Day, and Flag Day are among just some of the special emphases that make the June...

Every Church Welcome Needs These Five Elements

Every Church Welcome Needs These Five Elements

Hi, welcome to the blog. My, that’s some weather we’ve been having, isn’t it? This is unfortunately how many churches welcome people to church. It doesn’t connect with people. It doesn’t communicate value, and it’s not even that welcoming. We have to do better than...

The Place Where FOMO Becomes FOBI

The Place Where FOMO Becomes FOBI

One might think the term FOMO is a rather new term, but according to Wikipedia it was made popular over 10 years ago. For those of us who can’t keep up with such “new” words, this might be the first time we have ever even heard or read of such a term. FOMO, or Fear Of...

When Sacred Space Intersects Secular Space

When Sacred Space Intersects Secular Space

Driving down “church row” in small city USA, I would often wonder why we don’t fill our sacred spaces with the secular during the week in response to our call to reach our community. Seeing all of that space available and going unused always bothered me. Some churches...

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