The First Impressions Team at Your Church

This post is part of a larger paper I am writing, but I would appreciate your thoughts on this section. ———– As guests come into our church, we have a small amount of time to make our initial relational connection with them.  According to a 2011 report, visitors make their decision about a new church in the first ten minutes …

Four Way to Escape Contempt – Psalm 2

The world has become a scary place for many people.  Terrorism is a world-wide epidemic.  Disease and hungry spreads more daily.  Morals and values have ceased to exist.  Leaders of countries give some executive orders that are not allowed by law.  While other executive orders are overturned by the interpretation of a judge.  There is conspiracy in governments throughout the …

Characteristics Of A Godly Influencer – Psalm 1

Our days are full of choices.  What am I going to wear?  What am I going to eat?  Am I going to workout?  Do I avoid that person at the grocery store?  Do I respond to that email?  Do I answer that phone call?  Do I…?  You get the point.  We make reactionary choices all day, every day with little or no consideration of …

The Wind Farm Debate

  I have not educated myself on the positives or negatives of wind farms, nor will I do so at this time.  I don’t need to.  There are several good individuals on both sides of this debate that have strong opinions and have taken the time to ensure they have been heard through meetings, conversations, newspapers, television and social media.  …

How to Grieve Through Tragedy

 I woke up this morning and expected a normal day of substitute teaching at a local high school.  Before I left the house, Bridget told me that a 17-year old boy had been killed in an auto accident the night before. As I drove to the high school, I prepared to a the crisis situation that I would encounter.  When …