4 WAYS TO MAKE SURE FIRST TIME GUEST STUDENTS NEVER COME BACK
Student Ministry doesn’t happen by accident. People don’t drift towards growth so why would we expect our ministries to do the same. When a first time guest student walks through the door we may only get one chance to leave an impression, connect them with people, and change their view of church.
FEELING NOT SO LIKE CHRISTMAS
I see you, friend. and I know that if you resonate with this, God’s near to you. Merry Christmas to you and your family. May there be great celebration and loud ruckus made about the coming of the Messiah.
3 REASONS WHY LEADERS ARE TIRED IN 2021
Tiredness is nothing new in 2021. There is always more to do, more to accomplish, and more fires to put out. Leaders in the church have to lead out in the area of rest. When the world glorifies and encourages workaholic habits the church has to be different. We have the opportunity to show the…
4 questions to ask an old friend
Growth is always a goal. We are either growing towards Jesus or away from him. We grow from victory, not for victory. Jesus has won. Rest in his victory, but grow to fight the sin within you knowing that you will fail. Any growth that I talk about is from a place of victory, not…
7 lessons from 1 year of marriage
In everything, let the gospel be the narrative of your marriage. Remind yourself of your desperate need for God’s grace. Know your sins are forgiven in Christ. Walk in new life knowing the old has passed away and the new is here. Your spouse can’t take your sin. Only Jesus. When we surrender to Christ…
the truth about minimalism: is it worth it?
Everyone is becoming someone. Minimalism is a way to become who you desire to be. It is living within your boundaries. It is living with purpose. When everything you own is intentional and purposeful, it allows you to appreciate what you have, instead of wanting what you don’t.
we have corrupted calling
Our hearts have been conditioned to glorify ourselves. We are all calling-amnesiacs. In the everyday pursuit of making our lives as productive, comfortable, and enjoyable as possible we forget the one who calls us. We have a calling because we have been called. What makes calling confusing is that we are constantly forgetting the one…
rules of a steady life
Why such a big deal about steadiness? Because if we don’t live a steady life then we will go wherever the waves want us to. We will be pushed by anxiety, stress, and busyness and become someone that we never wanted to be.
black lives matter
Black lives matter is not an attack on all lives matter. When I hear well meaning white friends say “all lives matter” my heart cringes at the embedded privilege that saturates the statement. Yet, I have been that friend. I have been the one who has made ignorant assumptions based upon my 21-year-old, middle class,…
the grief of a graduate
Milestones mark movements. They mark the movement from one season to the next. I can’t imagine driving down the interstate with no warning signs of construction or no signs telling me where I am. The signs mark when I need to move. Right now, graduates all over America are missing a milestone, a sign.