Administrative Basics: Leading A Meeting

Content is written by Rev. Micah James, CCA Welcome to a new content series entitled, “Administrative Basics”. It is always important to brush up on the basics of administrative ministry. In this bi-weekly series, we will share some of the best practices in the basics of church administrative ministry. Leading a Meeting There is an … Read more

Thoughts: I don’t like you!

Content written by Rev. Mike Hunter, CCA I don’t like you…it’s more serious than that… Every parent has heard the phrase. “I don’t like you” …from a child displeased with the consequences, punishment, or responsibilities the parenting unit delivers. From my ministerial experiences I’ve known parents that wilted to those words…instead of raising children they … Read more

'Tis the season to start budgeting

‘Tis the season to be jolly… or begin budgeting, whatever. If your church operates on a January to December budget cycle, now is the time to start thinking about 2016. Many churches get nervous when talking about money. Years of baggage, poor theological interpretation, awful news stories of malfeasance and just a cultural attitude of … Read more

Come to Church vs. Come meet Jesus

I have about a 15 minute commute each morning. These days, in between the renditions of “Bringing Home a Baby Bumble Bee” and toddler commentary about “the news making me sleepy, ” I continue one of my favorite hobbies  – reading church signs. I have seen a lot of signs in my 32 years… There … Read more

Sunday Sabbath, "A Short Homily"

A SHORT HOMILY… “Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And before him no creature is hidden, but all are naked and laid bare to the eyes … Read more