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.
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Let’s face it, we all encounter difficult days…some more difficult than … Continue reading Silence is a Killer…A Devotional Pondering.
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”
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”…
“…Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?’ Nathaniel asked. “Come and see,” said Philip. (John 1:45-46) Have you ever felt as if … Continue reading Day 13 – What Good Can Come From There?
Below is a workable outline for a Messy Church Event that you are welcome to use! We adapted this idea, and obviously we made it our own. There is a … Continue reading Messy Church Outline: Abram/Sarai
I will admit it, I was very skeptical of walking around looking for imaginary creatures with my cell-phone. Everyone looks so funny holding out their phones like they are looking … Continue reading Family Time: Pokemon Go…
Every once in a while a film comes along that reignites the child in us all. I remember having this book read to us as children, and I read this … Continue reading The BFG Movie Review
Look at this picture of thorny weeds; imagine living in it- right there in the middle of that ugly, painful nest of flesh tearing barbs. Imagine yourself moving around in … Continue reading “Hello…there you are!!” – Featuring Captain Shanais Strissel
Let me be vulnerable with you for a moment. We have a son who struggles with disabilities. He has some severe educational challenges coupled with ADHD. One might say, “oh, … Continue reading Dear Church, Dear Salvation Army – Give Special Needs Kids A Break!!
I am drawn to this vital topic like a bug to a floodlight. It speaks intimately to my heart. This topic hits me directly, and at times I am found … Continue reading Don’t Starve Your First Flock!
Family. This one word evokes a particular meaning to the reader, doesn’t it? Something specific. Something defined. Something wholesome, perhaps? A television show is “family oriented” or an activity is … Continue reading Perspectives Day # 4 Featuring Captain Marianneke (Anney) Summerifeld “Family”