One contemporary trend in worship services is turning the lights down on the congregation during the service. This has the effect of focusing the attention on the stage, much like happens in a theater. The goal is well-intended – minimizing distraction among the audience – but actually has a...
At a recent event, I met a young woman who told me her story which left me in awe of her courage. Here’s what she has packed into the past few years.
When Golden Gate Seminary sold its property, moved its primary campus to Southern California, and changed its name to Gateway Seminary – some asked a legitimate question. Their concern was whether the seminary would change its core identity. The answer was and is no.
It was my pleasure to worship with a small, open-country church in West Texas this past Sunday – not a traffic light in site for miles.
Many years ago, our church had a series of solid successes on some significant ministry projects. At the time, I was involved in a supervisory relationship with a mentor who was helping sharpen my ministry skills.
As I wrote last week, I’m too young to remember the good old days wistfully, but I’m also old enough to remember how some things used to be done effectively. Church practices have changed quite a bit in my 35 years as a ministry leader. Some of those have been good changes, necessary...
I’m too young to remember the good old days wistfully, but I’m also old enough to remember how some things used to be done effectively.