As we look at our involvement in The Healthy Church Initiative, I will be mentioning the different books that we are reading for each session. Our first book, Recreating the Church by Richard L. Hamm, takes an almost textbook-like approach to understanding the Continue reading Generational Issues – Part 1
One of the best feelings a human can experience is joy!
Today my joy came if the form of being a substitute Teacher’s Aide for 5th & 6th grade students. Whether it was words of encouragement to focus on homework, study for a test, Continue reading Let It Shine!
Tonight is the Kick-Off Parents’ Night for our church youth group, Synago Student Ministries. Like all previous years, I will expound upon the youth ministry of our church, referencing the schedule, the year’s curriculum choices, the activities, and the possible Continue reading Who Is Responsible For Them?
The West Borough Baptist Church was in the news again this week, as they were protesting the city government of Sioux City and the public schools on gay issues. The response of the Sioux City community was one of pulling together and using the words “Love” and Continue reading Using Love As A Weapon
Yesterday’s sermon was titled “The Church in Action.” In preparing our songs for worship, one song immediately came to mind. For most of you, the song “Madly” is not unfamiliar, but like all songs, we tend to sing the pretty melodies without thinking about what the Continue reading The Church In Action
Earlier this year our church opted to begin the Healthy Church Initiative program. Our Pastor, two other lay members, and myself all agreed to become active participants in the program, learning how to redirect our church to become a more vibrant, growing congregation. Continue reading Healthy Church Initiative
“Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord. They will proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn – for he has done it.” Psalm 22:30-31
Unborn generations are depending on our faithfulness today as we teach our children about the Lord, so they will teach their children’s children. If we fail to tell our children Continue reading Future Generations
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” I Timothy 4:12
As we get ready to start off our year of church programs, youth group looms around the corner. Every year I struggle with what curriculum to use, how to promote attendance to Continue reading Don’t Look Down on the Young
To be a part of the Band this year, Sarah had to have a physical. The doctor listened to her heart, and did a check-up of her other vitals. She is healthy, but it is always good to have a physical each year. When is the last time you did a Christian heart exam? Asking how your spiritual health is. Continue reading Spiritual Physical
Early last week I had come across the chord chart for “Lord, I Need You” while cleaning up my office. As I sang the lyrics off the page, not for the first time, I was near tears. I sat with my guitar on the couch thinking about each line of text. Continue reading Lord, I Need You