Conversation with Peter: Brief Chat during a conferance.

We’ve come to our last conversation with Peter.  It’s actually not a full conversation, it’s just a brief chat with Peter.   From this point on the focus of the book of Acts is on Peter and his missionary journey.   Peter laid the foundation for ministry to the Gentiles (non-Jews) and Paul builds on … More Conversation with Peter: Brief Chat during a conferance.

‘WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY’: THE SHEEP ARE WATCHING

This was a tough article to read to be honest, it convicted because of the circumstances of my life the past couple of months.   Whether you’re paid staff or volunteer, this is a reminder that we are under a microscope.  Teens/kids/adults are watching us and will model our actions and attitudes.    Read the … More ‘WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY’: THE SHEEP ARE WATCHING

10 Reasons Why You’re Not A Leader (repost from http://paulsohn.org)

This is a great article about leadership, and if you’re wondering, it’s not directed at anybody except me, to be honest.  I have to be a better leader if I expect to be given a leadership position anywhere.   I’ve seen leadership failures when I was in the Army, in church’s, in organizations I’ve been … More 10 Reasons Why You’re Not A Leader (repost from http://paulsohn.org)

TIPS FOR MALE YOUTH WORKERS INTERACTING WITH GIRLS (repost from youthministryroundtable.com)

This is an outstanding article for male youth leaders to read.   I am a firm believer that girls need appropriate male role models in their lives, the key word being appropriate.  Generally speaking, it’s easy to get sucked in and believe that you’re the only one that can fulfill a certain role in a … More TIPS FOR MALE YOUTH WORKERS INTERACTING WITH GIRLS (repost from youthministryroundtable.com)

Church Discipline Gone Wrong: More Common than You Think. (repost from crosswalk.com)

I’m a firm believer in church discipline….when it’s done right.   Well, even when it’s done wrong, if it’s done wrong then it’s a skillet to the brain pan from GOD sign that it’s time to move on to another church.  I wasn’t familiar with the The Village Church controversy, so I had to look … More Church Discipline Gone Wrong: More Common than You Think. (repost from crosswalk.com)

Want Millenials back in the Pews? Stop trying to make it ‘cool’

I’ve always been suspicious of the mega church “models” that stressed style and “coolness” over authentic worship and strong Biblical teaching.   Millenials may come across as ADD and maybe even shallow, but in the end they really just want something authentic and meaningful to believe in.  This is a a pretty good article.  We … More Want Millenials back in the Pews? Stop trying to make it ‘cool’

Conversations with Peter: Prelude to the worst day.

We have spent a good bit of time eavesdropping on Peters conversations with Jesus and observing his development from simple fisherman to loyal disciple.   Now we come to the crossroads of Peters life.   Everything that Peter has experienced in his three years with Jesus is going to be put to the test.    We’re … More Conversations with Peter: Prelude to the worst day.