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”
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
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…
“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
You know that last minute rush to find just the right video to drive home your point, and no matter what you do it seems that video is illusive and … Continue reading Sunday Help: Video Illustrations
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?
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…
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”…
Recently I wrote on the topic of “10 Things That Will Kill Your Corps“, and it went viral and was shared over 500 times on various social media sites. I … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, 10 Things To Revive A Dying Corps
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who … Continue reading Dear Salvationist -Watch Your Mouth!
This is a pondering that attempts to meddle – I’m sorry. I was asked by one of our readers to do a pondering on this topic…it’s a good one. It … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, Short Changing Tithe?
You know, as they say, “Out with the old, in with the new”…but a part of me is feeling a little melancholy about this one. I can still remember … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, The New Song Book