Several years ago I remember reading a book by John Maxwell about the importance of a leader's habits and personal development. One particular line caught my attention, and still resonates with me today: "Leaders develop daily, not in a day." The same thing that's true of great leaders is also true of a great … Continue reading 8 Best Practices For Life and Ministry
Have you ever felt like you're prayer life was missing something? I've been a Christian for more than 20 years. There have been seasons when I felt like I was just going through the motions of prayer, but not experiencing it like I felt I should. If you've ever felt that way before, you are not … Continue reading 6 Simple Actions that Will Enhance Your Prayer Life
When my wife and I got married back in 2003 I thought I knew everything there was to know about marriage. It didn't take long into our marriage for me to realize just how much I DIDN'T know. Since our wedding day I've made it my goal to continue to learn how to be a … Continue reading 8 Ways To Build a Winning Marriage
One of the things I love to do is create resources that help people grow in their relationship with God. Below are some FREE resources I've created to help churches guide students and adults in the process of baptism. Feel free to download these materials, change them, and use them in your setting. 1. Baptism … Continue reading 4 Free Resources to Help Your Church with Baptisms
"If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you." - James 1:5 (NLT) Have you ever wanted to know God's Will for a particular area of your life but didn't know how to go about finding it? Several years … Continue reading 5 Keys to Discovering God’s Will for Your Life
In the church, whether you teach toddlers, teenagers, or adults the goal is the same: life change. It's not enough that people know the Scriptures, but that they are changed by them. Life change happens when we, as communicators, allow the Holy Spirit to present God's Word through us so it inspires and equips those listening to … Continue reading 7 Steps to Teaching for Life Change
A couple of months ago my team and I were getting ready to host a training event for our volunteers. We had been putting the word out for some time but weren't getting many RSVPs. Normally this wouldn't bother me so much. Most people are pretty last minute with their plans or get so busy with … Continue reading 1 Easy Way to Increase Attendance at Your Volunteer Meetings
https://vimeo.com/163084205 Here's an updated training video I did for our volunteers on how to lead a child to Christ. Might be worth passing on to your team. Click here if you can't see the video in your viewer.
https://vimeo.com/156907553 Here's a podcast I did for our volunteers on what to remember before posting something online. Click here if the video doesn't show in your viewer.
A study done three years ago reported that the average American checks their smartphone 150 times per day. Another study showed that many people, regardless of age, check their smartphones every 15 minutes or less and become anxious if they aren’t allowed to do so. And a separate study in which people had their devices taken … Continue reading 5 Keys to Overcoming Digital Distractions