Is there a way to ensure that when elders, deacons and ministry leaders step up to the plate they feel ready and able...and not just willing? What if like the 3 R's in education, it was a spiralling process of exposure, reinforcement and mastery?
Yikes! Statistics suggest that people with autism are seven times as likely as someone without autism to be involved with law officers as a victim, witness or offender. This resource can help change that.
Inactive members deprive themselves of spiritual blessings, the more since their contact with the congregation will likely be minimal. And churches need their service. What can churches do about this sad reality?
The Circle of Grace curriculum teaches children and youth how to identify and maintain appropriate physical, emotional, spiritual and sexual boundaries; recognize when boundary violations are about to occur; and demonstrate how to take action when boundaries are threatened or violated.
Mother Teresa once said, “I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask, 'How many good things have you done in your life?' rather he will ask, 'How much love did you put into what you did?”
When sermonating or reading at my office, I get interrupted. So, yesterday I did something different. I went to the library to get some work done. I got more done in two hours than I had in the week. But it felt weird. I hadn’t been interrupted...