Vision: Who Has It; Who Needs It

Vision: Who Has It; Who Needs It

Vision, what a squishy and nebulous little word! Depending on its context, it can mean several things. Take this simple sentence as an example: “Let me tell you about my... 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 »

Planning the Church Calendar

When we plan our church calendar, it’s important to think about the events of each month. These dates are significant, for they are the outgrowth of the church goals. Set Church... Read More »
Let Them Know That They Matter

Let Them Know That They Matter

Last week I sat down with my good friend and mentor Roy Clark to chat about ministry. As we talked, the subject matter of this week’s blog topics came up. As we chatted, I confided... Read More »
Need-to-Know Basis

Need-to-Know Basis

One of the things Bill mentioned in his article this week is that he and Marlene decided not to talk about everything that went on at their church. While they relentlessly worked at... Read More »
A Special Spot

A Special Spot

Do you and your spouse have a special place? Do you have a hobby or pastime you do together? I know some ministry couples who have a special activity they do, just the two of them,... Read More »
All-The-Timeness

All-The-Timeness

One of the most difficult things about ministry for Amy and me to navigate was the “all-the-timeness” of it. She grew up in a home where her dad worked four 10-hour days and rarely... Read More »
The Pastor’s Marriage

The Pastor’s Marriage

When my wife and I were first married, we traveled with a musical ensemble from our Bible college. Because I was the team leader and “preacher,” my wife and I would often be housed... Read More »
The Pastor’s Family

The Pastor’s Family

Much has been written about the fishbowl life of a pastor’s family, and much has been lamented about the perils and pressures that accompany life in the ministry. Admittedly, the... Read More »