This weekend, I am on extended Sabbath. As we are preparing to launch Connexion, it was, as I like to say, "last chance for gas." This will be the last respite for a while. We are spending the Thanksgiving holiday with both sets of parents in Illinois. Today (Thanksgiving Day), we are with my parents and my … Continue reading Extended Sabbath
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
Even though my main responsiblity is discipleship and small groups, I am what you might call a "utility player." I dabble in a lot of different areas in the form of hobbies and in ministry. I led worship for four years before shifting my focus and every summer I get to go back to my … Continue reading Camp Rules!
There is much discussion these days of the tension between mission and discipleship. Where do you fall? Which way do you feel the tension pulling you? This is a question that started burning in my heart about 5 or 6 years ago. At that time I was serving at a church as their worship leader, … Continue reading Feel the Tension?
David found himself a king at war, yet he wasn't with his men. Scripture says it this way, "at the time when kings go off to war." One night David was on his roof when he sees a woman bathing (first problem). David sent for her knowing she was the wife of one of his … Continue reading Turning…King David
Yesterday I got to spend some 6 hours with a great friend of mine from college in St. Louis watching our Cardinals lose. Todd is the Worship Minister of Broadway Christian Church, my home church. We got to talking about ministry and how some people just won't come along when it comes to the mission … Continue reading Why People Won’t Lead