On Ash Wednesday I decided to give up my afternoon cup of coffee and thus began the longest Lenten season of my life.
Faith Community CRC in Beaver Dam, WI has always found meaningful and creative ways to connect to their community in mission. Recently this required the church to decide whether their next pastor would be full-time.
Watch this recording of my Facebook live presentation about the variety of complimentary resources and services available to CRC churches from Barnabas Foundation.
It may already be too late. This creep is sneaky. Everyone is vulnerable, regardless of age, class, gender or race. I’m talking about “lifestyle creep.” It’s a thing—a very real thing.
Watch this video from my Facebook live presentation as I share details about the new Church Stewardship Survey and how your church can benefit from it.
No, my actual thoughts aren’t on fire. Instead, here are my thoughts on the FIRE (Financial Independence Retiring Early) movement that’s picking up steam and making headlines.
For better or for worse, what’s done now will tell your story later. Will your legacy reflect your Kingdom calling. . . or will it be fit for the dogs?
“Sovereign Lord, you alone know.” You know these words because you've felt them. Overwhelmed and without recourse, you've remained open to the possibilities of what only God can do.
When it comes to generous giving, it's not "either-or" but "both-and." It's not just "my family" but "my family" and "my neighbor."
I really like the idea of giving up the habit of worrying. At times, I've thought about it this way too. Kudos to your wife for the insight!!
Scott -- I really like the idea of proverbs as life hacks. I think that would make a great sermon series!!
I wouldn't say that life is too messy for a system because systems are built into...posted on: These Are My Thoughts on FIRE
Thanks for sharing about your dad. That's real leadership and also shows integrity. What a great example!posted on: "Give Me the Collection Plate!"
Ken -- This is great. I love it! I've been thinking too that giving is a doorway through which we enter into a deeper fellowship with God and one another. I like how you contrast giving with the...posted on: So What’s the Blessing From Giving?