Mind the Gap!

Yesterday was Easter! If you are on staff at a church, there is a good chance you are taking it easy today. Enjoy the much-needed rest. But as you know, there is another service coming up in six days. The guests that made it out to your church this past weekend will likely be considering another visit this coming Sunday. I would like to offer some considerations for your sermon this weekend. Let’s get plugged into leadership before you get writing. … More Mind the Gap!

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The Way You Know

The study of how we come to know things, I think, is THE most important thing to keep in mind when sharing your faith, preaching, casting a vision, and communication in general. As you are communicating, the question in everyone’s minds is: “how do you know that?”
You are thinking it right now! This question is especially prominent when the person talking to you, is saying something you disagree with. You will look for any possible flaw in their message, so you don’t have to deem it as true. Keep an open mind as you read through. This post is long, and some what technical. Let’s get plugged into leadership and look at the knowing of knowing. … More The Way You Know

8 Things to Remember During “Resurrection Conversations”

“How does the death of a guy, even if he is God, do anything for me now?” A friend asked me this a short time ago. This person didn’t doubt that God raised Jesus from the dead. They doubt how it could have any effect on them today. It wasn’t “Good News” if it didn’t really matter. On one hand, I understand this person’s question. I understand the desire to connect the Resurrection to our life today. On the other hand God has revealed to us His purpose and plan in raising Jesus from the dead. Simon has outlined some evidence that gives us confidence in the historicity of Jesus’ Resurrection. Simon then drew from the biblical stories and concluded ‘Jesus is risen, therefore you have work ahead of you’ here. Part of the work is to share the Hope that is found in this event. Even though it is ancient history, it has present day effects. Let’s get plugged into leadership and see how we can relate the Resurrection to our conversations today. … More 8 Things to Remember During “Resurrection Conversations”

‘Jesus is risen, therefore you have work ahead of you’

Guest post from Simon Foster. Student Life Pastor at Life Charlotte!

I sometimes have weeks where I am around a lot of people and the conversations can get a little bit monotonous. I can get bored. Tasks keep piling up like that pasta bowl that you’ve been chowing down on for 30 minutes but it feels like nothing has changed, all the tasks and pasta are still there. It can get overwhelming at times. Can you relate? We constantly are putting on all different hats from husband to dad to job (student pastor) to student to friend to a neighbor to miscellaneous hats you didn’t really want to wear but its got to get done. You with me?! … More ‘Jesus is risen, therefore you have work ahead of you’

The Resurrection, An Event To Be Confident About

Good friend and Student Life Pastor at Life Fellowship church has offered to give us, the readers, some great insight into the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Simon Foster is working on his MA in Apologetics at BIOLA university. He has graciously shared some insight from a class he is taking there on the resurrection. Let’s get plugged into leadership and see how we can love people with the fact of the resurrection. … More The Resurrection, An Event To Be Confident About

5 Questions your church staff should be able to answer about LGBT issues

This post is not about what the answers to these questions ought to be. The post is to stress the fact that you and your team should be having a conversation about what the answers ought to be. Let’s get plugged into leadership and start this conversation. … More 5 Questions your church staff should be able to answer about LGBT issues

Pastors, The one sure thing that will kill a tech team is…

Love them or hate them there is a good chance you have a tech needs to carry out your weekend services. You could deliver the best message, second only to the sermon on the mound, and if you microphone is feeding back the whole time it won’t matter. The need for the tech team to do good work is important to your weekend service. This is true whether they are purely volunteer or a paid group. Let’s get plugged into leadership and see what is one you should avoid if you desire this team to thrive. … More Pastors, The one sure thing that will kill a tech team is…

3 Easy Ways to Take a Story from the Mission Field to the Masses

As Church Leadership you take this directive very seriously by training, sending, and supporting missions trips all over the world. How do you celebrate and update the senders of the amazing work that God is doing in the mission field? One effect way is through pictures that tell a story. Let’s get plugged into leadership and see how we can make this process simple. … More 3 Easy Ways to Take a Story from the Mission Field to the Masses