Dear Salvation Army: Communion, It’s Not What You Think It Is…

Dear fellow Ponderers… I have been dragging my feet in writing this for some time. Not because I didn’t want to write this edition to Pastorsponderings, but rather because I … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army: Communion, It’s Not What You Think It Is…

Lenten Perspectives Day 2: Featuring Steve Simms

A Personal Admission Statement (for Lent) by Steve Simms  Success coaches make a big deal about the importance of having a personal mission statement. It’s a good thing to know … Continue reading Lenten Perspectives Day 2: Featuring Steve Simms

Dear Salvation Army, For THY Mission Make Me Holy

Dear Salvationist, the movement of This Army of Salvation is inexplicably wrapped up in the holiness of the body of Christ.  Without this deep desire to be Holy and then … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, For THY Mission Make Me Holy

5 Things About Faith No One Talks About

Today, I want to talk about something that doesn’t get talked about enough…our faith and the things we don’t talk about.  That sentence sounds funny, but there’s nothing funny about … Continue reading 5 Things About Faith No One Talks About

Walking at Midnight on the path of restlessness.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy … Continue reading Walking at Midnight on the path of restlessness.

Dear Salvation Army, If Baptism isn’t Necessary, are Uniforms?

“So he ordered that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ…” -Acts 10:48a Recently I was asked a question by one of our volunteers who had been busily … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, If Baptism isn’t Necessary, are Uniforms?

Messy Church – Joseph and His Coat of Many Colors…

Joseph  – Messy Church This time our corps (church) did a messy church on the story of Joseph and his coat of many colors.  The major theme was God providing … Continue reading Messy Church – Joseph and His Coat of Many Colors…

Dear Salvation Army, Why We Should Get Rid of “Church”…

The primary purpose for our founders in creating The Salvation Army was to be a Lighthouse, a beacon to the lost.  We were founded to help the lost, the drowning … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, Why We Should Get Rid of “Church”…

4 Reasons The Salvation Army Is Losing Millennials

  I’ve been doing some research on Millennials…I happen to have two living in my home. More and more I see young people reaching a certain age in our corps, … Continue reading 4 Reasons The Salvation Army Is Losing Millennials