What To Have Ready BEFORE You Hire Your New Preacher

  I believe many preachers are mistreated when it comes to the pulpit search traditions that we have in America. So, here are three things that I believe every church/eldership ought to have set in stone before they ever start the search process. 1. What Kind of Man You’re Looking For Let’s face it, all…

Treat Yourself to Some One-On-One Time with God

As a fan of “mockumentaries” such as The Office, I found myself naturally drawn into another mockumentary a few years back called Parks and Rec. On the show, two characters, once a year, have a “Treat Yo’self Day”- a day in which they spend crazy amounts of money on things they want, pampering, and just…

Why Your VBS May Be Stifling Your Church’s Kids

(The following is highly opinionated. If you don’t agree, that’s fine.) Vacation Bible School is often one of the most time, money and volunteer intensive events on the entire yearly calendar. We need people to decorate, people to teach, people to wrangle kids, people to do snack, people to lead in the opening/closing events (like…

3 Steps to Overcoming Denominationalism

The culture of religion in America is inundated with sectarianism and division. And while Jesus’ people are called to be set apart from the world (1 Peter 2:9), what I’m talking about is a sickness in the hearts and souls of many today. So many are more enamored with following their religious traditions or teachings…