Know Your Role in Family Discipleship

Know Your Role in Family Discipleship

Generations of undiscipled children are now parents who don’t know how to disciple their children. And it’s not even their fault. It’s not your fault. Church leaders spent the last half century cultivating dynamic next gen ministry. We built a church paradigm that...

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Great Leaders Empower Others

Great Leaders Empower Others

Empowerment is the heartbeat of ministry. Do you empower others? Ephesians 4:11-12 states this plainly when Paul tells us to “equip the saints for the work of ministry.” Practically speaking, you can’t do all the work of ministry by yourself. In fact, if you don’t...

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Managing Time for Maximum Impact

Managing Time for Maximum Impact

Managing Time for Maximum Impact Time management is an invaluable skill no matter what line of work you find yourself in. Unfortunately, controlling one’s calendar is not something those of us in ministry are typically known for. Too often it can feel like our...

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Resolving Conflict the Healthy Way

Resolving Conflict the Healthy Way

Whether you like it or not, conflict is inevitable. Maybe someone in your discipleship group consistently questions you in front of the others. Maybe a co-worker is not carrying his weight and you need to have that hard conversation. Wherever there are relationships,...

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Faith That Lives Beyond A Building

Faith That Lives Beyond A Building

Faith That Lives Beyond A Building          In 2018, during my first internship with students, one of the first things that I noticed, was that students were great listeners and excellent doers. Every student I met during my internship was passionate about something....

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Practical Holiness

Practical Holiness

During our last post we talked about positional holiness. We are in Christ, and because of that, we are saints of God—set apart. There is a sense in which we have already been made holy. This post we will talk about practical holiness. A Goal to Pursue Practical...

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Creating Children’s Content

Creating Children’s Content

How do we take a ministry that is for children and transition it online? This is the question we, along with many other church leaders, face every week. The Washington Post published a post in 2019 stating that on average, American 8 to 12 year olds spend 4 hours and...

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What Does It Mean To Walk With God?

What Does It Mean To Walk With God?

Every January you see people posting about their “word for the year.” “Discipline,” “Patience,” and “Focus” all come to mind when I think back on posts I’ve seen. I’ve never really felt like I had a word that has been a theme for my year before but the Lord gave me...

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Positional Holiness

Positional Holiness

During my last post I wrote about the disciple’s pursuit: holiness. I suggested that as disciples of Jesus, we should pursue holiness; that is, we should desire to be more like Him. Paul expresses this desire in Philippians 3:10, notice what he says, “My goal is to...

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Milestone Moments: Preparing Kids for Baptism

Milestone Moments: Preparing Kids for Baptism

I’ll never forget how the words echoed in my heart and mind for days after the conference. “Never rob a parent of a conversation that they prayed for for years.” At the time, I was about seven years into children’s ministry and had been teaching baptism classes for...

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Gospel Over Growth: The True Measure of Success

Gospel Over Growth: The True Measure of Success

Like many pastors and student leaders, I was thankful for the day we decided it was safe to open our doors for student services again. For us, it had been six months since we had met in person. We had created an online experience for students to engage and connect but...

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Disciple’s Pursuit

Disciple’s Pursuit

The Disciple’s Pursuit: Holiness In his classic work The Pursuit of Holiness, Jerry Bridges beautifully illustrates the dual nature of the development of practical holiness in the life of a believer. By “dual nature,” I mean God’s part and a believer’s part. The...

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