Living with a Healthy View of Fear with C.S Lewis

The settled happiness and security which we all desire, God withholds from us by the very nature of the world: but joy, pleasure, and merriment, He has scattered broadcast. We are never safe, but we have plenty of fun, and some ecstasy. It is not that hard to see why. The security we crave would […]

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Perspective Provides Purpose

Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. James 4:14 Recently I went back to my hometown in the UK to see my mother. Just over a year ago she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She has deteriorated […]

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Simplify Your Communication to Volunteers and Help Them Succeed!

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.” — General Colin Powell As a pastor to families, I directly and indirectly oversee staff and volunteers in our children’s and student ministries. With busy volunteers, and with so many competing messages in their […]

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Train Your Volunteers Without Adding Another Meeting

I am a contributor at The LeaderTreks Blog. This week they posted an article titled, Train Your Volunteers Without Adding Another Meeting. Essentially this article is aimed at youth workers, but the principles can be used for anyone in youth, children’s or family ministry. Here it is: Effective training is better when it is simple, memorable, and practical. […]

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