10 Ministry Tools for the Non-Musically Inclined Pastor.

YouNot all of us pastors have the luxury of having a full worship band, pianist and an ear for music. Let’s face it, some of us reading this article right … Continue reading 10 Ministry Tools for the Non-Musically Inclined Pastor.

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”

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

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, 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

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…

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”…

Dear Salvation Army, 10 Things To Revive A Dying Corps

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

Dear Salvationist -Watch Your Mouth!

“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!

Dear Salvation Army, Short Changing Tithe?

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?