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Measure Twice, Cut Once

Over the years I have been friends with many carpenters. For some reason, God has placed many different individuals in the construction industry in my life. I hung out with them and I sought to try to learn their trade, really to no avail. I’m just not a handy guy! Regardless, I learned something very [...]

By |December 14th, 2017|Categories: Blog List, General|0 Comments

Hurt People Hurt People

I’ve been in ministry for long enough to understand that when someone hurts another person it’s often because they themselves are hurting. When someone seeks to hurt you as the pastor, either consciously or subconsciously, there is often something deeper at play. The issue is not the issue.  What they are presenting is likely not the [...]

By |December 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog List, General|0 Comments

He Who Chases Two Rabbits

I have seen ministry leaders be less effective because they are chasing too many rabbits at once. In my backyard I have plenty of rabbits. I don’t like them. However, it is often fun when my young children try to chase and catch a rabbit. As you well know, they never catch the rabbit. A [...]

By |November 30th, 2017|Categories: Blog List, General|0 Comments

Have a Variety of Roles on Your Leadership Bus

Not everybody has upfront teaching abilities. Not everyone has fine-tuned administrative abilities. Not everyone who sees the vision of children’s ministry wants to work with kids. Did you hear that? Do you understand that some people can understand the vision of reaching kids for Christ at a young age but they themselves don’t want to [...]

By |November 16th, 2017|Categories: General|0 Comments

God's Word is Gripping

One of the most important things to be passionate about is the communication of God’s Word. All the tasks, duties and responsibilities of the children's pastor can never eclipse the beauty of God’s word.  The Bible should not take a secondary place to order, organization, volunteers or check-in systems. Keep the main thing, the main [...]

By |November 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog List, General|0 Comments

Eat That Frog

A number of years ago, while sitting in an airport, I saw an interesting book by a name that I vaguely recalled.  The author was Brian Tracey and it turns out that Brian Tracey is a productivity guru. The book is entitled Eat That Frog. Let’s imagine that you sit down to dinner with your [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog List, General|0 Comments

Don't Recruit Disunifying People

I made a significant mistake early on in my ministry career. I made several decisions that were unpopular — but that was not my mistake. We are going to make decisions that don’t please everyone. That is a good case of the normals. My mistake was in recruiting some of the individuals who were the [...]

By |October 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog List, General|0 Comments

Blocks Don't Stack Themselves

You know, God has created the universe in such a way that things go from order to disorder — from order to chaos. It literally takes effort to build a ministry, like it takes effort to build anything. It takes energy to take blocks and stack them on top of one another. It doesn’t magically [...]

By |October 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog List, General|0 Comments