The Missional Quiz

In any organization, there is a tension between the focus on the mission and the survival of the institution. And it’s a good tension sometimes, one that asks the question of whether or not the vehicle we are in is the best way to get to where we want to go,...

June Challenge: Starting Your Day with Worship

Last Saturday, we stopped by a Corner Bakery opening near our neighborhood, and they were giving out complimentary breakfast and lunch as a practice for their staff.  That pretty much set my day on the right track.  After all, who wouldn’t be happy after a free...

The One Thing…

Being new to the role of a lead pastor, I have been seeking a lot of advice, reading lots of books, and soliciting a lot of advice. But recently, I’ve arrived at a fairly simple conclusion about it all. I need to remember the one thing. Do you know the one...

The Important Thing is Your Health

So this is the book that started it for me. Truth be told, I thought there were some other people who could really use learning about emotional healthy stuff and in order to ensure  they might read it, I offered to buy the book for a few of us and do a group study. It...

The Church You Want

One of the most noticeable things about our Sunday worship gatherings is that we are kind of an eclectic group. We have teachers, doctors, lawyers, homemakers, creative folks and people who work with their hands. But even above our resumes and tax brackets, we come...

A Messy Church

I admit, our church isn’t that pretty of a building to look at. It’s at least sixty years old if not much, much older. The roof is dilapidated, the heating and air conditioning units are less than trustworthy, the bathrooms have seen much better days, the...