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Gun-shy or trigger-happy?

April 29, 2010

In ministry, there are two extremes that we sometimes gravitate to:  Gun-shy and trigger-happy. Gun-shy is when we are scared to pull the trigger.  We can go through times of spiritual stagnation, where we can’t seem to hear from God.  We also may experience so much failure that we don’t want to try new things.  Or, […]

What makes a ministry effective?

April 23, 2009

Over the last few weeks, I have lost my blogging rhythm.  For those of you who check my blog regularly, I’m sorry.  You can always follow me on twitter for random updates/ideas in 140 characters or less.  I finally have some thoughts that I will post over the next couple of weeks.  So here’s one: […]

Book Review: Communicating for a Change Part 1

February 19, 2009

I have been rereading Communicating for a Change by Andy Stanley.  Here are a few points that have been jumping out at me: Pick a point.  Every message should have one central idea, application, insight, or principle that serves as the glue to hold the other parts together.  Take time to reduce your one point […]


February 12, 2009

What does it mean to be “kingdom-minded?”  All believers across the world are part of the capital C-Church.  We are all part of the body of Christ.  However, many churches focus all their efforts on their own local church.  When a church focuses just on itself, it can place their church above God.  That is […]

Iron Sharpens Iron

January 16, 2009

Proverbs 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” When Christian brothers and/or sisters get together with a good attitude, we can sharpen each other.  We can encourage each other, when we focus on the things that we have in common and not our differences.  This became very clear to me as I […]


December 11, 2008

Sometimes in ministry, we can get caught up in the numbers.  We should remember that each number represents a person.  In this video, Newspring Church reminds us that we need to continue to share stories of life change so that we can see that we are making a difference.

No one was sorry when he died.

December 5, 2008

King Jehoshaphat was a good king because he did remove the Asherah poles and sought God.  However, he aligned himself with wicked people.  He became friends with Ahab, one of the wickedest kings ever.  He even had his oldest son marry Ahab & Jezebel’s daughter.  When Jehoshaphat died, his oldest son Jehoram became king.  His […]

Unleash Conference

November 26, 2008

Unleash is a one day conference for church leaders that Perry Noble and Newspring church host.  We went in 2007 and had a blast.  This first class conference will challenge you to lead your church with excellence towards Christ.  Their staff has real-world experience that they willingly share.  Many of the staff members were a […]

Anthony wins!

November 24, 2008

This is a follow up to this post.  Anthony is a fourth grader, who comes from a poor family.  His school just finished a fundraiser.  He is not someone you would expect to sell much.  After school he walked to the businesses in downtown Enterprise, and asked them to buy a discount card.  Anthony did […]

Greater things have yet to come…

November 19, 2008

After reading Pastor Mike’s blog post about our church’s new location, the song God of This City came to my mind: Greater things have yet to come, greater things are still to be done in this city.