I always struggled with the sound guy who “was never being fed” in church. I always wanted to say (and probably actually did a couple times) “suck it up man and grow up… learn to feed yourself.” But now I’m beginning to wonder if we don’t owe sound guys everywhere at least a little bit of an apology.
Archives For pastors
This year is pretty interesting for churches in that both Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on a Sunday. For a pastor this could mean a hard few weeks with dipping attendance and finances, or a pastor could see this as a unique opportunity to impact his or her community. How you think and prepare for those two Sundays could make a big difference in the life of your church and for your finances. Here are just a few ideas that could help you maximize your ministry reach for those two Sundays.
When talking to people about your vision you have to realize that you’re not communicating in a vacuum. There are all sorts of “visions” out there that people are encountering every week. So what helps make sure your vision cuts through the clutter?
As a leader here’s a question you should start with to determine the impact potential of your message: What happens if you don’t do your vision? What happens if you don’t build that building, start that organization, or launch that program? Really, what’s the worst-case scenario?
Yesterday I was amazed to find out that you could watch a live stream from a helicopter following a tornado ripping across Oklahoma. It was heartbreaking to watch the tornado flatten houses, and to see people crawling out of their demolished homes. (You can be a part of the relief efforts through http://love417.com/ or http://www.convoyofhope.org/)
One of the big topics today is the issue of reconciling suffering with faith and Christianity. With the recent disasters that we’ve witnessed around the world, people are wrestling with a lot of questions of faith in the midst of all the storms.