Confession: I don’t handle conflict well. I tend to shy away from conflict because of fear. Other times, I respond to conflict with selfish anger that only creates more conflict.
Matthew 5:9 says, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” God calls every follower of Jesus to be a peacemaker, but what does that look like? How do I practice peacemaking without…
There are many parts to Preteen Ministry that can be difficult to figure out, but the most difficult has got to be engaging preteens in worship. I’m talking specifically about musical worship…You know that time when preteens stand and stare at you like your hair is one fire! It’s crazy how difficult preteen worship can be.
Here are the Top 12 Songs for (our) Preteen Worship - See more at:…Continue
If a parent asked you, “What are you doing to provide a safe environment for my child?” Do you know what you would tell them?
Most churches would tell that parents that their ministry is safe because they 1) background check every volunteer, and 2) provide a secure check-in procedure with parent security tags. Those are necessities for every ministry. If you’re not already doing those two things, stop what you’re doing and get on the ball.…Continue
A plea to those who will stand before an audience this weekend:
Please let the Gospel have the spotlight.
Your task is not to wow an audience with your skills or research. Your task is to relay the Good News, and get out of the way. Don’t use gimmicks. Don’t use current events. Don’t use smoke and mirrors. Use the powerful story of redemption that is given to us in Scripture.…Continue