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 »
Values and Goals

Values and Goals

When I was teenager, archery was one of my favorite pastimes. The compound bow I received for Christmas when I was 13 still ranks among the greatest Christmas gifts I ever received. I... 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 »
For Our Good

For Our Good

Paul writes: “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be... Read More »
Exactly Right

Exactly Right

I look at the situation before me as if it were exactly right for me. —MADAM GUYON WARM-UP: Luke 1:26–38 The angel said to Mary, “You have found favor with God.You... Read More »
For Goodness’ Sake!

For Goodness’ Sake!

All things work together for good! —THE APOSTLE PAUL Warm-up: Romans 8:18–39 The world around us sees no value in suffering. Pain is blind, bitter, and... Read More »
Broken Cisterns

Broken Cisterns

Attempt, how vain— with things of earthly sort, with aught but God, to satisfy and fill the immortal soul!—ROBERT POLLOCK Warm-up: Jeremiah 2:1–19 Our old dog sits... Read More »
All Shook Up

All Shook Up

Right where I am is where I have to be. —FOLK SONG I rejoice greatly in the Lord that at last you have renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you have been concerned, but you had... Read More »
“Characteristics of a Thermostatic Christian” (Part Three)

“Characteristics of a Thermostatic Christian” (Part Three)

This week, we are considering what it means to be a thermostatic Christian, whose life is marked by the control and wisdom of the Holy Spirit. Monday and Tuesday, we saw four different... Read More »
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