Men, It’s Time to Leave A Life-Giving Legacy

Men, It’s Time to Leave A Life-Giving Legacy

Men, It’s Time to Leave A Life-Giving Legacy. “Get rid of your junk or move!” Those unsettling words were spoken years ago when a village near Chicago took action against one of its families. The family had a business at their home—collecting, storing and selling...
Five Tips For Creating A Third Space At Your Church

Five Tips For Creating A Third Space At Your Church

Ray Oldenberg, author of The Great Good Place wrote, “The third place is a generic designation for a great variety of public places that host the regular, voluntary, informal and happily anticipated gatherings of individuals beyond the realms of home and work.” Small...
Bless Those Who Curse You

Bless Those Who Curse You

The knife went in, only a bit deeper this time. Some congregation members had spread gossip about my husband and I, ruining our reputation not only in our community, but with our leadership team as well. People who we thought were friends became our enemies. I felt...
The Case for Lent

The Case for Lent

Aaron Damiani, writing for Pastoresources.com One of the common beliefs among evangelical pastors is that Lent is legalistic. The word “Lent” conjures associations of petty and pointless acts of self-denial, like giving up chocolate or meat while conspicuously wearing...
Keeping Church Volunteers from Burning Out

Keeping Church Volunteers from Burning Out

If your church fits the stereotype that 20 percent of the people do 80 percent of the work, then you can bet your last dollar that 100 percent of those 20 percent either are in the process of burning out, burnt out long ago and are simply mailing in the work they once...