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Do You Need Rest?

If you need proof that we need rest, just ask ten people how they are doing. Many times, people will respond with

What or Why?

I just attended a very good conference, called “Best Practices,” that shared a multitude of good, even great, ideas of what to

Stop the Small Talk

Most of us have heard a kid say, “I am dumb and I’ll never get it.” We unhesitatingly reply with a big

New Year, New You

I am attracted to the word NEW. When I served in Michigan, I loved to go see the NEW car models at

Budgets can bring out the best and worst of a congregation. Budget meetings can be a place for conflict especially when money

Candy Cane Drop

Candy canes are a standard Christmas treat and/or decoration. The church has several children’s talks or devotions around the candy cane. But

Church membership is becoming a thing of the past. Many Christians don’t see the value in membership, or they just want to

One of the greatest joys of being a pastor is having the opportunity to baptize. I think many of you would agree.

There is an old joke that likes to be repeated often and that being a pastor is an easy job since you

I was in a church leadership meeting and I noticed our leaders did not know some very important things about our mission

I have a small confession to make. I have a love-hate relationship with Easter worship. On one side, I am very excited

Church Health

In our Leverage interview with Rev. Karl Vaters, we had a first article discussion about church dynamics and leadership based on size.

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