Last week’s Friday post was about the four areas of functionality in every church: vision, relationships, programs, and management. I want to continue our discussion concerning our church specifically. Continue reading Who’s Driving the Car? – Part 2
This past Sunday we held our Eighth Annual Synago Family Thanksgiving Supper. We had as many of our youth group families as were available come to the church for one giant family style meal. Six turkeys, two hams, and a million pot luck-style dishes made for a wonderful meal for us to share. Continue reading Gratitude Tree
When life is going well for us, it is easy to gather together and complain about the rising costs of living; to complain about health care and how our government seems to be growing beyond our capacity to support it; to look at life and see the negative things all Continue reading Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart
Following our sermon yesterday morning in our second service, we joined together in the singing of the Doxology. While it is not a song that we often sing in our more modern worship service, it seemed so appropriate to sing it. Continue reading Appreciate Everything
One of our discussions during our Healthy Church Initiative was centered on how a healthy church continues to function. There are four pieces of any church: vision, relationships, programs, and management. Continue reading Who’s Driving the Car?
Sometimes it is okay to say NO!
I always struggle to say no, especially during the holiday season. My absolute favorite time of the year is Christmas. Everything about it brings me great joy; savoring each Continue reading Sometimes It’s Okay to Say No
This past weekend I had the opportunity to spend several hours at the Mall of America with two youth sponsors and several of our high school students. We attended a lock-in with several other churches in the area. It involved a long bus ride to and from Minneapolis, which I am grateful I did not need to do any driving myself. Continue reading Bonding Moments In Relational Ministry
What gift do you bring to God? Do you bring your best or your leftovers?
There was a story told by Paul Harvey several years ago about a call in host who would Continue reading Our Best For Our Greatest Love
In our second service yesterday morning, I referred to my “Zone of Worship.” It was mostly a joke, but as I started to think about it a little more, I realized that there’s a lot of truth to it. Continue reading Zone of Worship