Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “The Foundation of Formation” #IAmChurch

I love our church. In fact, I think that you love our church too – otherwise you wouldn’t be here. But what is it exactly that we love about our church community? Why do we gather every Sunday here? Why do we volunteer here? Why don’t we see the people, not the building, as theContinue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “The Foundation of Formation” #IAmChurch”

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “A ‘Yes’ Church” #IAmChurch

I love our church. In fact, I think that you love our church too – otherwise you wouldn’t be here. But what is it exactly that we love about our church community? Why do we gather every Sunday here? Why do we volunteer here? Why don’t we see the people, not the building, as theContinue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “A ‘Yes’ Church” #IAmChurch”

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “The Warm-Up”

Today I want to give you a place to start your week. It’s Monday and in the wake of a great weekend and a workweek ahead, sometimes you just need a “kickstart” to get focused.  So grab some coffee let’s start a great week together.           Yesterday we kicked off ourContinue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “The Warm-Up””

Pastoral Team Chemistry: 10 Elements that have shaped our pastoral staff.

I randomly blog to pastors.  There’s usually no agenda driving it but a passion to do what so many pastors have done for me: give me help and encouragement by sharing what they’re doing. Over the past 6-7 months, several pastors have requested I blog on a specific subject.  Last week, it came up again. “What doesContinue reading “Pastoral Team Chemistry: 10 Elements that have shaped our pastoral staff.”

Permission Granted: 4 Reasons Why Unity in Your Marriage is Better than Permission

Permission is a funny thing. Permission, defined, is authorization or consent. Sadly enough, this is how a lot of marriages work. The reason why marriages work that way, is there is a misunderstanding of unity and Lordship. One of my favorite scriptures comes out of Acts 17:28., “in him (Jesus) we live and move andContinue reading “Permission Granted: 4 Reasons Why Unity in Your Marriage is Better than Permission”

What my parents didn’t teach me about marriage – Part 2

Last week, we started this new blog series that focused upon the things my parents didn’t teach me based upon some of the issues we see today.  Again, please don’t take any of the following blogs as a guilt trip to those who have struggled or have made mistakes.  I do not elevate anyone above Christ.Continue reading “What my parents didn’t teach me about marriage – Part 2”

2 Minute Devo: What are you thinking Day 10

We’re focusing on what the Bible says about the “mind” and how that affects us.  Spend time on the devo and take a minute or two to ponder what the Word is challenging you to do. Philippians 2:1-4 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit,Continue reading “2 Minute Devo: What are you thinking Day 10”

2 Minute Devos: Crash – Day 9

Today’s Scripture: John 17:20-24 “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word,21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be inus, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 The glory that youContinue reading “2 Minute Devos: Crash – Day 9”

New 2 Minute Devo Series: Crash

A rhinoceros; characterized by it’s tough skin, physical design, and pure power.  A large group or herd of rhinoceros is also known as a “Crash.”  A crash is especially dangerous because of the high amount of force and speed that is combined from the individuals coming together. The words “one accord” in the book ofContinue reading “New 2 Minute Devo Series: Crash”

2 Minute Marriage Devo: “Walking Together” #marriage

June is our journey through some scripture selections on the topic of Marriage.  I want to invite you to join me. It’s as simple as looking at the blog and reading the passage for the day.  Today’s passage is Amos 3:3: Amos 3:3 3 “Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to meet?