Category: Podcast

New Year, New Ministry: Finding A New When

Churches seem to be locked in on Sunday morning only for worship. It has not always been that way. Many times in church history worship services and other ministries have been offered at different times in order to reach people who may not be able (or are even unwilling) to attend a Sunday morning service. As we look for revisions to our ministries, maybe it is time to find out ...

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New Year, New Ministry: Find the Where

As we look at small revisions we can make to our ministries that will produce large results by the end of 2020, this week we find new places where we can do the ministries we already have. From moving rehearsals outdoors, taking performances on the road, to even teaching kids in school about instruments, we can reach so many more people by simply doing the same things we already do, ...

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New Year, New Ministry: Revision not Resolution

There is so much pressure on resolutions that they almost always fail. Revisions, on the other hand, are manageable changes that can have a huge impact. As we start this new series we begin by discussing the important difference between these two change agents and how we can prepare to make revisions in our ministries in the coming year.

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Being the Baby

When we look at the Baby Jesus and think about our ministries, I am struck by two possible approaches: "Are we keeping our ministries as a “baby” and not letting them grow up?" and “Are we no longer able to look at our ministries through the fresh, awestruck eyes of a baby?” Each of these is an important point of view that we will explore together this week.

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Worship Servant: Serving God

It can be very easy to get so involved in doing our ministries that we lose sight of actually “serving God.” We lump our ministry into a blanket form of God service when actually we are missing the opportunities we need to serve God directly. This week we look at three specific areas where our service to God could usually be much better.

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Worship Servant: Servant Leader

As we start this new podcast series looking at what it means to be a true servant in worship, we begin with our roles as leaders. What does it mean to be a servant leader in the areas of music and pastoring? Join me this week as we talk about practical examples of being a servant leader in the areas of worship in the church.

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Fighting Fair: Be the Example

It is all well and good to know how to fight fair, but being the example when we are attacked can be the most difficult part. This week we explore how to exemplify a compassionate and forgiving fighter just as Jesus set the example for all who saw and followed him.

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Fighting Fair: Agree to Disagree

Refusing to listen and work together because you have to have your way is not fighting fair. Agree to Disagree was once one of our best features as a church and as a society at large. Today this ability is quickly finishing much to our detriment. We need to rediscover how to agree to disagree so that we can find common ground in order to put ministry first.

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Fighting Fair: Building Up Without Tearing Down

Fighting fair is as much about what we say about others as it is about what we say about ourselves. When we have to tear down someone else’s position in order to lift up our own, we are portraying ourselves as the attacker instead of a leader of thought. This week we talk about how to build a position on its own merits instead of tearing down another.

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