Today is Halloween! A day when children (and maybe some adults) have the opportunity to dress up as something we are not, and go from door to door receiving sweet treats; sometimes at the cost of a trick. An exciting time of make-believe, choosing a costume, Continue reading Halloween Fun
Last week Wednesday we had planned to go to the corn maze for Youth Group. As you may remember from a previous post, we needed to be flexible and reschedule due to the weather. Again, Mother Nature had other plans, and we had to scrap the whole night’s activities. Continue reading Truths From The Lion King
What a week! I spent last week with my son and his fiancé/wife planning and officiating their wedding. It was a week filled with all kinds of emotions, especially love. I was on a roller coaster with happiness and pressure of time to get things done. Friends and family Continue reading Love Is in the Air
One of the most controversial songs at our modern worship service is “Trading My Sorrows.” When I say controversial, I don’t mean in the normal manner where half of the congregation loves its theology and the other half finds it heretical. I’m referring to the Continue reading Bigger and Better
One of our Healthy Church Initiative classes spent time discussing the lifecycle of the church. For all churches there are six general steps: 1) birth, 2) growth, 3) maturity, 4) maintenance, 5) decline, and 6) death. All churches fall somewhere in this lifecycle, but not all churches go from start to finish. Continue reading The Lifecycle of the Church Part 1
We started a new bible study series in KIDS’ Club called “Soul Shift”. It is from Right Now Ministries, and it is already a hit with the kids. Our bible verse, game, and study all tie in together, and it builds each week from the first week. Continue reading Soul Shift
Every year I worry about the incoming Jr. High class when it comes to preparing for youth group. As I work with these kids, often beginning in third grade, they never get any older in my head. I start planning out the curriculum for the year, worried that all of the material and discussions will be way over their heads. Continue reading Don’t Underestimate Them
This past weekend, while taking a weekend away with my wife, I had the opportunity to attend Elevate Church in Mankato, Minnesota. As a professional worshipper (leading worship every Sunday), I love having the opportunity to spend time in worship outside of Continue reading Just Your Savior, Or Also Your Lord?
In our last Administrative Council meeting before the Charge Conference, we set aside some extra time to look at some goals for our church over the next year. We have been working through the Healthy Church Initiative for the last several months in an attempt to Continue reading The Lukewarm Church
Fall is my favorite season!
Take just a few moments out of your day today, and glance out your window. Watch as the beauty of fall unfolds before you. The transformation of plants with their the new Continue reading Enjoying Fall