Leader training. We know that it’s important. We know that we ought to do it. So why do so many churches just go through the motions? Perhaps we do a little bit of orientation to committees and show people where the keys are. Often, it’s little more than “nuts and bolts” explanation. This weekend, I … Continue reading 4 Lessons About Leader Training
“The problem with these kids today is that everybody gets a trophy!” I’ve heard that gripe over and over again. I heard it just last week in the locker room at the gym. Last December, the University of Louisville Women’s Basketball coach went off on a highly publicized rant, complaining about the “everybody gets a … Continue reading Before you complain that “everybody gets a trophy”, read this
Do you want to know how to handle relationships better? How to better handle finances? How to develop more self-control? You need wisdom. Note that wisdom is not the same as information. We are awash in information. Drowning in it. Humanity is producing nearly 1.7 megabytes of data per person every second. By 2020, our … Continue reading Take the 31 Day Proverbs Challenge
Ours is an era marked by aggressiveness, combativeness, and crudeness. Do you feel the pressure that comes from it? The pressure to respond in kind. The pressure to fight fire with fire. Do you feel like the idea of gentleness sounds weak, timid, and powerless? Don’t be fooled. Gentleness is not weakness. Gentleness is wisely … Continue reading Gentleness is NOT weakness. Here’s what it really is, and how you can grow in it.
We’ve been doing a “topic of the week” for our midweek worship service. Topics that are in the headlines and on your minds. The idea is to search the scriptures in a way to make us think more deeply and clearly. So last week I picked the topic “Immigrants.” That’s been in the news, after … Continue reading The Sermon About Immigrants I Didn’t Expect To Preach