This is some stuff I found helpful, challenging, interesting, or amusing today that I think may enrich your day as well...
Nothing new here, but sometimes a fresh reminder is needed…
Why Is It Important to Be Part of a Local Church?
Church has changed a lot since I was 18, but the essence is the same. The methods are radically different, but the message is the same. The current culture is dramatically different, but the human condition remains the same.
We need Christ, and we need each other, that truth won’t change. The Church is the greatest force on earth to that end.
Ten Thousand Reasons For a Thousand Tongues Forever and Ever –Jamie Brown
The best kind of worship leading – all across the musical, denominational, and liturgical spectrum – is the kind of worship leading that saturates the congregation at every service with fresh reminders of the reasons why God deserves praise.
Five “Fake News” Stories That People Believe about Early Christianity –Michael J . Kruger
There is quite a bit of “fake news” out there regarding the person of Jesus, the origins of the church, or the development of the Bible . Even though such “news” as no factual basis, it is believed by an uncomfortably large number of people.
So, here is a sampling of some of the leading stories…
Important for any leader, and really any human relationship…
One of My Biggest Ministry Mistakes –Darryl Dash
Nobody likes conflict, and if you do you have other issues we need to discuss. But when we avoid conflict, we hurt relationships and damage the church.
Don’t like conflict? The best way to get more conflict is to try to avoid it.
Pastors don’t have the option of avoiding conflict. Run into the issues you most want to avoid. Don’t make the mistake that I did. Call a meeting, close the doors, and refuse to leave until you make progress.