“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” -Michelangelo … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, Where Are We Going?
Today I want to explore with you only ten things that will kill our corps. As with other lists we have compiled here on Pastorsponderings, this is merely a primer … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army – 10 Things That Will Kill Your Corps
“Opinion–8-ed” (A series of eight installments) Number Seven – Mulligans for Ministry continued In his excellent biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Eric Metaxas includes this important event as foundational to Bonhoeffer’s … Continue reading Perspectives Day #1 – Featuring Colonel Dennis Strissel “Opinion8ed”
“Hardship, unbelief, suffering and poverty have not stopped our soldiery from rendering their service to God and man. The Salvation Army is a great empire, an empire without a frontier … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, Without Borders, Without Division…
The Pastor looked tired. He gets up to preach the message and delivers an impassioned four point sermon with colorful illustrations and “all the fixin’s”…still no one comes forward to … Continue reading Dear Pastors, Authentic Joy Can Inspire Your Congregation!
You’ve seen all of the life hack ideas out there. Wouldn’t it be great if there were Ministry Life Hacks? Well, there are. I’ve done a little digging on the … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, 5 Ministry Life Hacks That Can Improve Your Ministry
I was watching my son play a football match the other day. In the U.S. we call it soccer, for the rest of the world it’s called Football. Just to … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, 3 Spiritual Lessons From Football (Soccer) That Matter!
“We cannot become what we need by remaining what we are.” ― John Maxwell Have you heard of the phrase “less is more”? How about the phrase “Don’t put all your … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, Failure Is Certain Unless…
People have reminded me over and over again that change just for the sake of change isn’t always good…I agree! I am not proposing change just because it’s the “in” … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, When Do We Hit The Reset Button?…
I went to High School today…I mean I visited one, not attending one…I did attend several years ago. We were handing out backpacks the school social workers and counselors for … Continue reading Connecting The Dots At School – (A Pondering on our Youth)
“Some people aim at nothing in life and hit it with amazing accuracy.” ―Aman Jassal “We cannot become what we need by remaining what we are.” ―John C Maxwell Having … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, 3 Reasons Your Corps Needs A Vision Statement
We (my family) are under farewell. In Salvation Army terminology we were given marching orders, and soon those orders will come to fruition. It is, as it usually is, bittersweet. … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army Officers, All My Bags Are Packed…I’m Ready to Go??