Tag: teaching

Engage: Solutions to getting involved

Should I take a stand on public matters that are political when I am a church? This is a question, in various forms, asked of me in the last month. In my prior article on this topic, found here, I address areas where repentance… Continue Reading “Engage: Solutions to getting involved”

Small Groups: the amazing opportunity of now

With the slow re-opening of the country back up, and the likelihood of church gatherings being restricted for awhile, leveraging small groups is critical. Many churches want to be a church a church of small groups. This crisis is a great test of how… Continue Reading “Small Groups: the amazing opportunity of now”

Make it corny to make it stick

I remember early on in teaching a key aspect of the art: When you make something corny it sticks longer. Corny is what it is. But, it’s not all bad. Think of it this way. If you want someone to remember something, to have… Continue Reading “Make it corny to make it stick”

25 years ago I imagined…

…Doing what I’m doing today. 25 years ago I knew I needed Jesus. That is the essential element to Christianity. Jesus did what we could not do, and He gave us what we did not deserve. That’s grace. That’s mercy. When I accepted Jesus… Continue Reading “25 years ago I imagined…”

Steve Jobs style of preaching…

Yeah, I’m a mac fanboy. This presentation about Steve Job’s speaking style has a lot of carryover to a teaching or preaching setting. I especially like the tips on how to use Keynote. (That’s a program similar Powerpoint).

Why Kids Ministry: Part 2 (And most vital)

The wonder of children What’s that, Daddy? ~ Jadon How often have you heard someone wish to be a kid again? Kids are the gateway to being a kid again. They are live novels in process. We get to be an editor, a writer,… Continue Reading “Why Kids Ministry: Part 2 (And most vital)”

Why Kids Ministry: Part 1

The Value of Children A Child is a person who is going to carry on what you have started. They are going to sit where you are sitting and when you are gone, attend to those things which you think are important. You may… Continue Reading “Why Kids Ministry: Part 1”

We need more stained glass windows…

  “We will use these stones to build a memorial. In the future, your children will ask, ‘What do these stones mean to you?’ Then you can tell them…” ~ Joshua 4:6-7a NLT Where is the art? Stained glass windows were used to communicate… Continue Reading “We need more stained glass windows…”

Why Not Wednesday: Touching History…Creating Irony

There are few times when you realize that you’re not just seeing or reading about history, but you’re touching and hearing it in a way that is profound. I’ve had a few of those moments, but this one was unique. Not long ago I… Continue Reading “Why Not Wednesday: Touching History…Creating Irony”