3 things I learned about love from my wife.

Love must start between you and Jesus before it can really start between you and others. I admit. I’m selfish. I didn’t love Jesus enough to truly love other people well for a long time. Amy, my amazing bride, told me this and then modeled the opposite so I could emulate her. She has an … Continue reading 3 things I learned about love from my wife.

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6 Ways to Build Credibility, Trust, and Character

I love working in the local church. However, every time I visit a church I have to establish credibility and trust so that I can have some influence. Anytime you start attending or serving at a new local church those who are willing to put in the time will eventually gain credibility, influence, and opportunity … Continue reading 6 Ways to Build Credibility, Trust, and Character

Influence beyond measure. The art of answering a question.

  When you are asked a question you have just been given the opportunity to shape someone's mind, heart, actions, and beliefs for the rest of their life. Which means, your answer will effectually influence their future families, and current spheres of influence. Rarely do we consider the implications our answers will have on other … Continue reading Influence beyond measure. The art of answering a question.

SNOW DAY: 3 ways to be a better youth worker during inclement weather.

Snow happens. Barring any major tragedy that occurs with bad weather most youth workers see this as God's little gift for rest and relaxation, and I couldn't agree more. Here are some effective ways to capitalize on a new opportunity for ministry while still maintaining the rest God has provided you.  Don't "write". Dream. It's … Continue reading SNOW DAY: 3 ways to be a better youth worker during inclement weather.

Is the North American Church becoming a “Cult Classic”?

Once upon a time,  Al Pacino was  a great actor. This was before the mass amounts of hard liquor and years of smoking massaged his higher tones into a gravelly slur. This was when cultural phrases like "Attica, Attica" and "Say hello to my little friend" were still culturally relevant and carried some significance. Now such phrases … Continue reading Is the North American Church becoming a “Cult Classic”?