I remember the days when I was on church staff and if you’re anything like me it wasn’t uncommon to periodically find myself feeling overwhelmed, and perhaps even a bit discouraged. Not because I didn’t like what I was doing but because some of my projects and/or workload seemed like I was making absolutely no progress.
Monthly Archives: April 2012
Surely, between prayers, devotions and encouraging sticky notes, the church is the best place to not have conflict at all! But then you actually get that job in the church, and your first conflict slaps you out of your lovely heaven-on-earth sentiment of ministry.
One increasingly popular use for Apple iPads is check-in. One advantage is that iPads are totally portable, plus they can be used for other purposes when not being used as a check-in station.
Websites and email can be down for a variety of reasons – some of those reasons are beyond our immediate control, but one cause that can certainly be prevented is the loss of your domain name. Don’t let this be you!
From faster, more effective communication to deeper, more engaged community, the promise of online connection can seem almost too good to be true. And while it’s true that technology, itself, isn’t the answer, churches around the world are leveraging the power of social technologies to better connect, engage, equip, and mobilize their congregations for the… Continue Reading »
It can be daunting to open up your life and your ministry to the next generation. Just when you think you’ve figured out how to run a small group or women’s ministry or even your own meeting, this lively bunch shows up, with energy and enthusiasm, zany ideas and young skin. At times they seem like peers, other times they seem like preschoolers. Pundits say they are entitled and adolescent. Yet regardless of how you feel about the next generation, they are the church of tomorrow and they are the church of today. They are our next pastors, ministry leaders, elders, writers and communicators. Working with them is a biblical mandate, as we are called to commend the works of God to the next generation (Psalm 71:8).