Yesterday in our modern worship service, we sang “Majesty” in our worship set. Not the 90s version that has been popular for so many years, but the newer version from within the last decade. Continue reading Majesty
An interesting question was posed to me yesterday morning while I was at a meeting with several other area youth pastors. We were discussing some fairly controversial subjects, especially when it comes to the church’s view on the matters. Continue reading Active in Ministry
Rain! I love the smell of rain! Spring is here (yes, there is still snow in the forecast here and there…ugh)! But it is officially SPRING! It’s time for cleaning up, cleaning out, cleaning around, organizing, rearranging. There are some little nooks and crannies and a few closets here at the church that I’ve been wanting to dig into and see what all supplies we have on hand, what needs replacing, etc. It’s something I’ve been thinking about ever since Christmas was over, yet I have not gotten around to it … yet! And with VBS just around the bend, I feel more and more inspired to tackle this project.
As I was driving trip from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, back to Sheldon this afternoon, we were having a conversation about the “black and white” of Christianity. It was an interesting conversation to say the least.
The other day I had a visitor stop in to say “Hi,” and so I offered him a cup of coffee. I keep several cups on my shelf. As I pulled the cup off the shelf, I noticed that on the inside there was some dust. The outside looked fine, but the inside was filthy. I did not serve coffee in the mug until I washed the inside. My visitor appreciated that.
We had a guest speaker yesterday morning due to our pastor being gone to Des Moines with our confirmation students. So, in an amazing story of church volunteering, Kris Lien said that he would give the sermon at both services. Continue reading Plastic “Jesus” Smiles
Last week I was having a chat with some church members. We were discussing the idea of making a church “healthy.” We were thinking about the different ways that this metaphor can impact a church. Continue reading How Healthy Are You?
Today is the last session of our Soul Shift in Kids’ Club! Kids’ Club is not over for the year though! We still have Camp Fun Day and then Girls/Boys only days. However, today is Week 8, our final Soul Shift titled “Me to We”. Continue reading Where Has the Time Gone?
Last week, I posted a Youth Ministry blog about disciples making disciples. Later that day, we started our new curriculum based on the life of Daniel. The conversation was wonderful. Coincidentally, we Continue reading Disregard Their Age
I grew up in the 60s and 70s. It was a time of change in our culture. The school and community were increasing ways to “keep the youth active and out of trouble.” New programs evolved, and it was the beginning of little league all stars, AAU this and that, Continue reading Living in a “Noisy” World