So last Thursday we had Jake Dukes begin a free webinar series on disciple-making called: Transforming Your Church’s Discipleship Culture Part 1 explored “Why Discipleship has been Exiled from the Church.” Here are some highlights you missed if you weren’t a part of the workshop. 1) Many churches have misplaced their priorities 2)…

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I’ve seen it a thousand times. Literally. People who are recruited to volunteer at their church, only to leave their posts within a year, never to return to volunteering again. And what’s the #1 reason that kind of thing happens? Burnout. Plain and simple. But if burnout is the problem, what are the causes? There…

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As I sit down to write this blog post, it’s July of 2017. Even as I type, my four-year old is watching a Youtube Kids video on how to make homemade popsicles while she uses me as her personal ottoman, couch, blanket, and jungle gym. That’s #DadLife, right? Just yesterday, my wife told me to…

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I don’t know about you, but I HATE playing games when there’s no clear scoreboard. I’ll take it one step further: I hate playing games when there’s not a prize for the winner! (Yes, even “bragging rights” are prize enough for me!). The other day, I took 6 kids to a nearby soccer field with…

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Let me start by asking you a simple question: Is there anything you can do at your church without the help and support of volunteers? I’d venture to say that if you really sat down and thought about it, your answer would probably be a resounding, “No!” That’s because volunteers are essential to the success…

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The Rock Star Pastor Let’s talk about obscure 90’s bands, shall we? When I was a freshman in high school, the band Blind Melon (some call them a one-hit wonder, but I think that undermines their talent) came out with the song “No Rain.” I couldn’t get enough of it. That’s the song I currently…

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Church Safety

Church Safety in the Twenty-First Century by Ben Crawshaw The headlines are out there … “FBI Issues Warning to U.S. Churches After ISIS Calls for Terror Attacks” The Blaze, December 23, 2016 “Lagrange Police Officer Talk to Members of the Faith Community about How to Protect Themselves and Survive During an Incident Involving an Active…

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