Shifting Sand

The United States of America is in a massive cultural transition. The way Boomers and Millennials approach life and process information couldn’t be any more different. Unfortunately, as culture shifts, so do the ethics and values that guide said culture. Sometimes this is for better; usually, it’s for worse.  As values shift, the church should … Continue reading Shifting Sand

Sacred Space

Being around people gives me energy. I thrive in social settings. Large gatherings leave me feeling alive. Being an extrovert has served me well in ministry over the years, as church leadership requires a certain level of social engagement. For me, there is nothing more satisfying than meaningful collaboration with like-minded people.  Although I am … Continue reading Sacred Space

Three Things

Someone recently asked me what I would focus on if I were trying to steward new life in a declining or stagnant congregation. I told them I would focus on three things intently, and I would not waver. Renewal First, I would cultivate a culture of renewal/revival: a kingdom culture of transformation. We should do … Continue reading Three Things