Celebrate What You Want To Replicate

Years ago I heard a phrase from JD Greear that has been one of the few quotes that have stuck with me for more than a few weeks: You replicate what you celebrate. Simple phrase but it is a profound reminder - what we make a big deal out of in our ministry will be… Continue reading Celebrate What You Want To Replicate

7 Must Reads for the New Year

With a new year comes plenty of new resolutions to take steps to make us better. Some of us want to eat better, workout more, spend more time with family or to distance ourselves from technology. Others have made more of a spiritual commitment to study Scripture or read more theology & Christian living books.… Continue reading 7 Must Reads for the New Year

5 Reasons Why Student Ministry Is The World’s Most Rewarding Job

A couple of weeks ago Forbes Magazine polled workers from over 400 different careers and asked these workers if they felt that their work provided meaning in their lives and if they felt their job changed the world. The survey data was collected and used to created a metric for the world's most meaningful jobs.… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Student Ministry Is The World’s Most Rewarding Job

Being (& Making) a Disciple – The Humble Servant

Humility. That is a characteristic that few of us naturally desire to pursue.  Naturally we are selfish.  We love our to serve ourselves before we would dare to serve anyone else.  Humility is an aspect of discipleship that isn't easy, especially in keeping our pride at bay while eagerly pursuing to serve others.  In fact,… Continue reading Being (& Making) a Disciple – The Humble Servant

Being (& Making a Disciple) – More than a Prayer

"Just pray this prayer after me." For many Christians, this is how their relationship with Christ began.  It was a starting point after which they joined a body of believers, were carefully discipled and grew to serve the church & share the gospel. However, some people, after repeating a prayer they are lead to believe… Continue reading Being (& Making a Disciple) – More than a Prayer

Being (& Making) a Disciple – I Sacrifice

Sacrifice is a word that may make some of us uncomfortable.  The fear is not giving of ourselves....but it is having to give until it hurts that may make some of us balk at the idea of being sacrificial in our own lives.  We like to help people, but we like to help ourselves first… Continue reading Being (& Making) a Disciple – I Sacrifice

Good Reads: “The Explicit Gospel” by Matt Chandler

I want you guys to know up front that I don't want to be "that guy" who passes judgment on particular books as good or bad pieces of Christian literature.  None of us really want to read a blog-based book review where someone trashes a book because it didn't suit their taste.  Rather, the vast… Continue reading Good Reads: “The Explicit Gospel” by Matt Chandler

Being (& Making) a Disciple – I Give

"I'll follow." The first words of any disciple are remarkable words.  They are words that reflect the heart to submit to the Lordship of Christ and to pursue Him in an ever-growing relationship.  It is through this that a disciple sees many blessing of being a follower of Christ: - We're clothed in the righteousness… Continue reading Being (& Making) a Disciple – I Give