This is a ledger I wrote for our church's Benevolent Fund, but it is generic enough it can be used for any offering/fund you have.

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IN: Prayer

Personally, praying the Psalms for the “whole Christ" enriches my prayer life. It increases my appreciation for the global church. It weakens the grip of individualism. It brings to life Psalms I might otherwise overlook.  

March 8, 2017 128 1 0 comments

Training for worship musicians is so important. Has anyone tried online training?

March 8, 2017 104 0 4 comments

I was the only pastor there among people with graduate degrees in environmental science and ecology. When it was my turn to present, I unapologetically said that we are a church and are called to care for God's creation.

March 7, 2017 400 3 4 comments

It takes courage to break free from the vortex. It takes courage for leaders to stop spinning ministry plates. Here are 5 simple suggestions that may help Christian leaders get started. 

March 7, 2017 320 1 0 comments

I invite you to spend 2017, Canada’s 150th birthday, courageously rejecting the single story. It may take our eyes a while to adjust to truth’s glaring rays, but as the sacred text says, “the truth shall set us free.”

March 7, 2017 103 0 1 comments
IN: VBS

The fine folks at the Center for the Ministry of Teaching (Virginia Theological Seminary) have done the legwork to find Vacation Bible School materials that are easy to use and theologically sound. 

March 7, 2017 184 0 0 comments

Is faith power? Or is it trust? I've struggled to make sense of the verse "If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, tell this mountain to be cast into the sea." Can you help shed any light?

March 7, 2017 29 1 2 comments

You may have heard about some changes in the Office of Social Justice and the Office of Race Relations. We’re excited for the possibilities these changes create! Questions? Here are our responses.

March 6, 2017 236 1 2 comments

While the article centers on some of the tensions and debates at the school, I think that many of the topics explored are also at play in our wider denominational landscape.

March 2, 2017 846 2 1 comments

Ahhhh…it’s Lent! What am I going to do with my middle school kids? That was me last week, and once again, God provided a lesson that reached my kids and I wanted to share it with you. 

March 2, 2017 257 1 2 comments
IN: Prayer

It doesn't matter if we're young, or just think we are young, but man oh man life holds on by an awfully thin thread. Every day is a gift worth treasuring. Every day. 

March 2, 2017 84 2 0 comments

Two days after this January’s presidential inauguration, our liturgy included singing this sentence: “I see a generation rising up to take its place with selfless faith.” I suddenly heard my voice go silent. 

March 2, 2017 279 4 1 comments

I've seen people struggle to make adjustments to living and ministering in Florida. I've seen ministries not connect to their local community because they aren't willing to get a little sand in their shoes.

March 1, 2017 191 2 0 comments

The Professing Our Faith toolkit offers practical, creative resources for encouraging a culture of commitment in your church, preparing people to profess their faith, planning a welcoming council conversation and more. 

March 1, 2017 213 0 0 comments

If you want to focus your heart on the need for the the cross and prepare yourself to experience Easter anew this year, subscribe to Today and let “Focus on the Cross” encourage you in this season of Lent.

February 28, 2017 210 1 0 comments

Here are some great tools for pastors and church planters who want to learn to fully include people with disabilities. 

February 28, 2017 129 3 0 comments

We are rethinking our church committee job descriptions. Does anyone have a worship task force job description that works well? 

February 27, 2017 199 0 4 comments

The new short board book, found (yes, all lowercase letters) by Sally Lloyd-Jones, is a great way to introduce kids to Psalm 23. I can see this book as a great bedtime book for a toddler. 

February 27, 2017 107 1 0 comments

Our church is considering recognizing the birthdays of all our members. Do other church Administrative Assistants have experience with this and/or suggestions about how to proceed?

February 27, 2017 182 1 7 comments

If you are looking for a new church, don’t make up your mind before you even begin. Be open to being surprised about where God will use you—even if the building or worship style looks way different than you imagined.

February 27, 2017 256 4 0 comments