• From Endless Loop to Abundant Life

    From Endless Loop to Abundant Life

    Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news[a] of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”   Mark 1:14b-15 Most human behavior is habitual. We thrive, in part, because so much of what we do requires no conscious thought. We merely […]Read More »
  • Recovering the Tabernacle – Sanctifying The Coffee Shop

    Recovering the Tabernacle – Sanctifying The Coffee Shop

    A pillar of fire by night and a pillar of cloud by day. When the people of Israel were wandering in the desert, they carried their tabernacle with them.  God’s presence went with them to every stopping point along the way. Likewise, when immigrant people scattered across North America, the Methodists sent circuit riders to […]Read More »
  • Conversation on Social Media for the Church

    Conversation on Social Media for the Church

    Mary Wood Brown and Adam Briddell join Steve James for a conversation on using Social Media for the church.Read More »
  • A Moving Discipleship

    A Moving Discipleship

    The two disciples heard him and went after Jesus. Jesus looked over his shoulder and said to them, “What are you after?” They said, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?” He replied, “Come along and see for yourself.” They came, saw where he was living, and ended up staying with him for the […]Read More »
  • Free Webinar – A Conversation on Social Media for the Church

    Free Webinar – A Conversation on Social Media for the Church

    December 2, 1014 – 2:00 pm Eastern Hear Mary Wood Brown and Adam Briddell, excellent Social Media practitioners, share what they have learned about using Social Media for the church. You can participate in the conversation by twitter, chat, or if you’d like to be a voice in the conversation, contact the host – Steve […]Read More »
  • Quick Guide to Facebook Posts and Twitter Feeds

    Quick Guide to Facebook Posts and Twitter Feeds

    Many church leaders don’t know where to start in thinking about using social media in their ministry.  With people spending so much time on Facebook and Twitter these days, it is a good idea to be present in those arenas.  Here is a quick info-graphic guide that might help you figure out what to do. […]Read More »
  • You Never Text Me Any More

    You Never Text Me Any More

    So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of […]Read More »
  • Ten Ways Churches Keep First Time Guests

    Ten Ways Churches Keep First Time Guests

    Ten Ways Churches Keep First Time Guests: Notice they are with you. Churches that have a plan for connecting with first time guests are infinitely more likely to keep them. Best practice: a.  During the service, have ushers pass out connection cards to every row of chairs or pew in the church. b.  Give verbal […]Read More »
  • Life Changing Question

    Life Changing Question

    John 4:1- 10 Jesus realized that the Pharisees were keeping count of the baptisms that he and John performed (although his disciples, not Jesus, did the actual baptizing). They had posted the score that Jesus was ahead, turning him and John into rivals in the eyes of the people. So Jesus left the Judean countryside […]Read More »