How does that work?

This Sunday I shared two goals that I have for my congregation. Besides our usual learning to pray, equipping leaders and other things like that, there are two things I want to emphasize this year. One of them is the difference between being a giving church and being a tithing church. The other is knowing the difference between being a welcoming church and an inviting church. My first move toward acheiving the latter goal is…..

Jesus is impressed

Everyone’s greatest fear is having to read scripture in church on a day with a passage that has a difficult name. I’m always asked, “Does that verse have any hard words?” I encourage readers to practice sounding out the names. But I know nerves can get the best of anyone. So, even if you’ve rehearsed 1,000 times, when you get in front of the church, that can go out the window. My advice? Don’t make…..

Angry Eastwood: That Song

I know there are a few songs/hymns that you don’t like to sing in church.  Trust me; there are some that get under my skin, too.  They can’t all be gems. This Angry Eastwood meme was posted on the United Methodist Memes Facebook page, and a few of you might faint when you see some of the titles that made it to this list as songs/hymns you love to hate: Many Gifts, One Spirit Here I Am, Lord…..