Tag: Growth

React, Repeat, Respond

Life is hard and not fair. A good friend of mine, Joe, reminds people often that we cannot control our situations, but we can control how we respond to them. The platitude of attitude is everything comes into play here. When life hits you,… Continue Reading “React, Repeat, Respond”

Who turned out the lights for a brighter future?

Every once in a while an article or articles you post online blows up your feed. Clearly, lighting in a worship center is a sensitive issue. In the ground swell of discussion there are a few concerns and patterns that need to be addressed.… Continue Reading “Who turned out the lights for a brighter future?”

A change of focus

I’ve read frequently how the best leaders focus on their strengths. Focus on their weaknesses actually inhibit growth. Could the same be true for churches? I’m beginning to wonder if we’re so focused on what we’re not doing right/well that we’re missing what is… Continue Reading “A change of focus”

The next thing…

Fresh paint makes the old stand out. Once its done you see the next thing that needs to get done. Once that’s done you see the next. Cleaning up a house or building is like growing in Christ. Everything can’t get done at once.… Continue Reading “The next thing…”

Why not Wednesday? iDeas

The best ideas for your field is often not found in your field. I love collecting proverbs, and this one is a big one. The proverb came from 3 things: Bible, Graphics Arts, and Kelly. If you are stuck, here are some ideas on… Continue Reading “Why not Wednesday? iDeas”

Why not Wednesday? Expanding the mission in hard times…

For success to happen God needs to show up. But the vessels that carry God’s presence is people. In challenging times we can focus on what we lack, or we can embrace constraints by being creative. In being creative you need to get back… Continue Reading “Why not Wednesday? Expanding the mission in hard times…”

Why not Wednesday? Own depravity

We try to push the idea human depravity away. We hide it, talk it away, claim that it’s a negative outlook, etc. The last we want to do is own it. Some overplay the depravity hand claiming because we are depraved we are therefore… Continue Reading “Why not Wednesday? Own depravity”

Runaway Bride…

Marriage paints a vivid picture of Christ’s love for the church. Paul’s uses the marriage relationship to teach about the church at the end of Ephesians 5. Too often this passage is addressed to marriage. While Paul agrees and consents to this, it is… Continue Reading “Runaway Bride…”

Not Perfect is a Holy Thing: You and I

Person: You and I Epic Fail: Pick any sin God’s View: Holy If you think God cannot use you because you’re not perfect: STOP! God uses imperfect people. Heroes of the Bible are viewed as heroes because of God’s grace and a heart of… Continue Reading “Not Perfect is a Holy Thing: You and I”