Generosity, Newsletter, Spirituality

Generosity Gap

“We must disciple believers to grow their generosity, which is a kingdom behavior. A faithful disciple gives time, skill, money, and influence to bring the good news of God’s kingdom to more people.” – “How Congregations (and Their Members) Differ on Generosity” by Ruben Swint, 2015 Institute for Faith and Learning at Baylor University  Dear Brothers… Continue reading Generosity Gap

Spirituality

Resting Our Brains

Lately, I have been reading about brain development, especially as it relates to the age-ing process, nature, and our use of spiritual gifts. This seems rather strange to me as a pastor. I am usually reading books about the Old Testament, the New Testament, or the latest statistics about why people no longer attend church.… Continue reading Resting Our Brains

Music, Youth

KIDZ Alive: Not Your Normal VBS

Every summer, churches around the country offer Vacation Bible School (VBS). They have crazy themes and music from a CD or a video. There is elaborate decorations, staging and even costumed characters. Kids have tons of fun, maybe even learn something about Jesus, make new friends, and well, get a lot of energy out. And… Continue reading KIDZ Alive: Not Your Normal VBS

Generosity, Newsletter, Spirituality

Age-ing to Sage-ing

For some, or many, of us, we have been taught “scarcity thinking” rather than “abundance thinking.” Scarcity thinking teaches us that we never have enough and that we are never enough.  Have you ever heard or said, “I don’t have enough time,” “I don’t have enough money,” “I’m not good enough” or “I am not… Continue reading Age-ing to Sage-ing