Do me a favor. Watch this video from The Ellen Show. As you do, pretend Ellen is the preacher, the audience is the congregation, the set is a church, the show is Sunday morning worship and the guy is your first-time guest. Is there anything we can learn? And please realize, more and more, “church” is something that more and more people haven’t “done.” Stay blessed…john
Some people say, “It cannot be done.” Others say, “There’s no way it can be done.” Still, more say, “It’s just impossible.” The true leaders say, “We just haven’t figured out how to do it yet.” ++If you’re reading by email or news reader, click here to view the video.++ I can’t tell you how much this video encouraged me. How many times have people tried to convince us the church can’t do what it…..
Recently, I mentioned in a sermon my uneasiness when people tell me they’re not getting fed in church. To be fair, it doesn’t happen all the time. Enough, though. My point was that I’m not there to feed the church. We’re there to feast on the word together. I forgot to make this point: Everyday you go to work. Every other week or so you get a paycheck. You’d never tell your boss that you’re…..
How can leaders tell if they’re only frustrated because things aren’t working out their way? Easy. They’re content when things aren’t going their way, but are working out. Stay blessed…john
I finished some reading from A.W. Tozer on prayer. You should consider doing the same! Here’s a piece that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about: Our consideration of the power and efficacy of prayer enters into the question of why we are part of a Christian congregation and what that congregation is striving to be and do. We have to consider whether we are just going around and around–like a religious merry-go-round. Are…..