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Created on Thursday, 23 January 2014 / Preaching
Tags: Impact Nations, Jesus, gospel, more, Christ, peacemakers, follow
Jesus has invited us to a life of "more." It is what we were created for­—to move in the eternal and all-embracing purposes of the Creator. Jesus called it abundant life. But what does "more" look like, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 / Communication
Tags: Thom Schultz, audience, talk, church, service, Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore, fearless conversation, acts of love, communication, paralysis of fear, fearless topics, racism, homosexuality, ...
You’re not allowed to talk about that at church. In fact, you’re not allowed to talk at all during the typical American church service. And that’s a problem for the majority of the population that does ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 03 January 2014 / Youth
Tags: Tony Myles, More Than Dodgeball, trends, current, U.S., youth ministry, Miley Cyrus, Duck Dynasty, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Google, Christian
How do you get students to start serving and affecting their culture in the name of Jesus Christ? Maybe it begins by being in the loop on past and current trends. You’ve probably heard all the flashy headlines ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 23 December 2013 / Youth
Tags: Aaron Crumbey, More Than Dodgeball, sexting, youth, church, quick fix, teens, troublemaker, relationships
Think back when you were a junior high or high school student. What would’ve been the equivalent to sexting? I’m guessing it would probably be flashing. The only difference between the two (besides ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Joe McKeever, preaching, pastors, less is more, St. Francis of Assisi, words, Sunday, radio, Ecclesiastes, sketching
... for instance, one day after Thanksgiving, I sketched a dozen people in the breakfast room at our hotel next to the interstate. Later, I sketched a half dozen or more in a restaurant 200 miles up the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 / Youth
Tags: Leneita Fix, More than Dodgeball, small groups, youth ministry, curricula, ideas, books, formulas, approaches, Bible, life, Christ, prayers, leaders, students, heart, salvation
I totally revamped my approach to small groups in our ministry recently. We have tried a multitude of curricula, ideas, books, formulas and approaches. It has been topical and as simple as opening ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 01 October 2013 / Education
Tags: Chuck Bomar, More Than Dodgeball, Teacher, God's Word, Jesus, Bible, book report, commentaries, prayer, behavior
Teaching people about Jesus through the Scriptures is one of my favorite things to do. But over the years, I’ve discovered bad habits that I had to overcome. If you teach at all, I’d guess that you struggle ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 30 August 2013 / Youth
Tags: More than Dodgeball, Leneita Fix, youth pastor, cold sweat, clammy palms, sinking feeling, broken arm, camping, biking
It begins with a lump in the throat, followed by a cold sweat and clammy palms, and it finishes with a sinking feeling. It’s the moment you realize you’ve “failed” in youth ministry. Today I thought I ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 16 August 2013 / Youth
Tags: Aaron Crumbey, More Than Dodgeball, Youth, event planning, discipleship, students, relationships, follow-up, cost
As summer is quickly coming to an end and fall is quickly approaching, I like to think about how the events or programs I oversee can be better. I also like to brainstorm new ones. My goal is to learn ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 24 May 2013 / Youth
Tags: Chris Wesley, More Than Dodgeball, summer, fall, prepare, teens, schedule, margin, momentum, ministry, leaders, invest
Even though school has not let out here in Maryland, we are already in summer mode. That doesn’t mean we shut things down or fill our days up with summer camps and events; we simply alter our schedule. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 12 April 2013 / Vision
Tags: Fire, J. Lee Grady, big, faithful, culture, kingdom, God, less, more, church service
... is not an impressive number, and today’s church growth specialists might say Jesus failed to break the 200 barrier within three years of ministry! Follow the cloud, not the crowd. There are a few crowd ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 11 March 2013 / Vision
Tags: Ron Edmondson, Change, ideas, Immanuel Baptist Church, Biltmore Baptist Church, dream, innovation, energy, momentum
In a team environment, where people are empowered to lead, new ideas produce change—often faster than any other way. I’ve tried to practice this as a leader. That’s why I encourage attending conferences ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 19 December 2011 / Main
Tags: No More Plastic Holidays!
Don't allow gift-giving expectations to put you deeper in debt and rob you of the true joy of the season by Amie Streater I know what you're thinking: Here they come. Christmas and New Year's; gifts to ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 18 October 2011 / Main
Tags: Don't Miss Leadership Expert Tim Elmore Today For Our Next Conference Call
You don't want to miss the Ministry21/Ministry Today conference call today with leadership expert Tim Elmore. Join us for an hour of interesting conversation with the founder and president of Growing Leaders ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 13 October 2011 / Main
Tags: Catch Leadership Expert Tim Elmore For Our Next Conference Call
Mark your calendar for this month's Ministry21/Ministry Today conference call with leadership expert Tim Elmore. Join us for an hour of interesting conversation with the founder and president of Growing ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 11 October 2011 / Main
Tags: Join Us For a Conference Call With Leadership Expert Tim Elmore
This month our Ministry21/Ministry Today conference call is with leadership expert Tim Elmore. Join us for an hour of interactive conversation with the founder and president of Growing Leaders on Tuesday, ... [ +++ ]
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