Messy Church – Weekend VBS…”I Am’s of Jesus”

So we did a weekend of Messy Church recently, that consisted of 2 hour segments on the topic of the “I Am’s” of Jesus.  I would recommend along with leaders … Continue reading Messy Church – Weekend VBS…”I Am’s of Jesus”

Dear Salvation Army, 3 Reasons Why Failure IS An Option…

First let me insist that failing to plan is a plan to fail…I am sure you have heard that before.  But it’s true.  Everyone of us has potential to risk … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, 3 Reasons Why Failure IS An Option…

Dear Salvation Army Officer’s Kids: 5 Survival Tips For Officer Kids Who Are Moving…

Hey fellow ponderers, please allow me this moment to be a little selfish…actually I want to specifically think of my children, and other officer kids out there on the cusp … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army Officer’s Kids: 5 Survival Tips For Officer Kids Who Are Moving…

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

Dear Salvation Army, Mending Fences…

Dear Salvation Army, reconciliation is a beautiful thing. We seek it for our soldiers, we preach it from our pulpits, but do we truly live it? I have heard it … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, Mending Fences…

Dear Salvation Army: 4 Mistakes New Officers Make

“Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.”― Oscar Wilde Dear … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army: 4 Mistakes New Officers Make

Dear Salvation Army, Correcting Mission Drift

“Without careful attention, faith-based organizations will inevitably drift from their founding mission.” ― Peter Greer, Mission Drift: The Unspoken Crisis Facing Leaders, Charities, and Churches In a previous pondering:  “Dear … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, Correcting Mission Drift

3 Resources to help you become a better Salvation Army Officer…

Let’s face it, the role of a Salvation Army Officer is difficult.  I know…understatement of the century! There are certainly joys…along with heartache and sorrows – it’s a mixed bag … Continue reading 3 Resources to help you become a better Salvation Army Officer…

Dear Salvation Army, How Accountable Are We Really?

Last year (2016), General Cox set forth an initiative called Journey of Renewal. This initiative has been created to encourage, grow, and tackle many of the struggles our Army faces … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, How Accountable Are We Really?

Dear Salvation Army, Why The Holiness Movement is Dead…

As with many of these articles, hear me out before you tell me how outraged you are that I would say such a thing. Let me start by asking you … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, Why The Holiness Movement is Dead…