Have you ever played cornhole? No, I'm serious, stop laughing... A few weeks ago, we brought our families together with some friends and partners in ministry just to have some food and fun! I love our leaders...
We are in the process of launching our small groups at Connexion and part of that process is recruiting leaders for this new, wild ride! One of my "new recruits" emailed me some of the most thoughtful questions I have gotten on the subject of small groups. Over the next several days, I want to … Continue reading Small Group Scenerios: Part 1
If a program is to be at the heart of a church's ministry it needs champions. Champions are people who publically and privately show unwavering support for the program and its benefits to the entire Body. Church staff have to a part of this group so the people know how truly important. If small groups … Continue reading Small Group champions
Yesterday was our launch of our new church. It was fantastic. God came through like we knew he would. I will post more on that later in the week...But, we would have never made it were it not for our volunteers. There has been a historic trend in the American Church that we have had … Continue reading The power of the volunteer
One of the things about ministry is that it doesn't work on the standard work week. Because our worship occurs on the weekend, most paid staff get a day off during the standard work week. Plus, you never know what hours of the day, a connection with another person will be made. When I first … Continue reading Day Off
I was reminded today of a question I heard Mark Batterson ask back in May. He said, "When was the last time you confessed the smallness of your dreams?" He later said, "We find ourselves in danger when we start doing ministry out of memory instead of imagination." Dreams are important. God has always given … Continue reading Dreaming