We Are Free

We Are Free

Near our home in Michigan is a park my kids love to frequent. As you drive down the lane to the park, you are impressed with how well manicured it is. It is clean and well cared for... Read More »
God SpeaksThrough His Son

God SpeaksThrough His Son

One of the most powerful truths we can embrace during this season is that God has spoken to us through His Son. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6). God has made a... Read More »
Unto Us Is Born

Unto Us Is Born

While the secular world’s celebration of Christmas ends on December 25, the Christmas season of the church extends from December 25 to January 5 and usually includes at least one... Read More »
Journey Toward the Savior

Journey Toward the Savior

“Advent is a corporate spiritual journey that calls for expectant waiting and readiness for the coming of Christ. When the church travels this journey and treats it as a discipline... Read More »
Sorrow and Hope

Sorrow and Hope

“The history of Advent teaches us a great deal about its meaning and prepares us to observe this time with reverence and understanding. This history reveals the simultaneous... Read More »
Our Savior is Near

Our Savior is Near

Over the next few days, I would like to once again remember the story of Messiah as told in and through the Scriptures. Too often we pastors are hurried. We run from here to there... Read More »
Part 2 – Investing in the Right People

Part 2 – Investing in the Right People

Who are the right people? How do I choose whom to invest in? Sometimes I think we are too easily paralyzed by choices. Mainly, I think, because we are so afraid of making the wrong... Read More »
Investing in the Right People

Investing in the Right People

We pastors plan many things. We plan our preaching. We plan meetings and meeting schedules. We plan outreach, fellowship, and community events. Many of us plan our reading and study... Read More »
Part 2 – Planning the Church Calendar

Part 2 – Planning the Church Calendar

Much of what goes into the church calendar is basic. It must be scheduled—worship services, youth groups, kids’ classes, Adult Bible Fellowships (or whatever you call Christian ed... Read More »
Scheduling on Purpose

Scheduling on Purpose

One of the things I always reminded myself of every year as I sat down with leadership to plan the next year’s ministry calendar was that the church needs to be relentless about... Read More »
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