“About a year ago, I found myself in a tense (in a healthy kind of way) conversation with a coworker. We were working on developing a curriculum for youth groups across Canada to use, and we’d had some feedback from an advisor letting us know we had too much Bible in it. Kids can’t handle theology, this person said, get them out of it and into doing something as quickly as possible.” (Aaron Armstrong)
“Let’s face it we have all been there: the thoughts of doubt, writing out the resignation letter, wondering why it seems everyone is against you. We think shouldn’t leading God’s church be easy? But instead you get opposition to every change, every new idea, even personally with every personality quirk.” (Joe Hoagland)
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“A sense of humor is an essential trait for leaders, but your sense of humor can quickly turn from an asset to a liability if you are careless. Like any form of communication, people will sometimes hear what they want to hear and not what you are actually saying, so humor is always a risk. As a follow-up to last week’s post on why humor is serious business for leaders, here are my five rules for preachers to keep in mind when it comes to humor.” (Steve Dunmire)
“Like many families, churches are perennially trying to balance their monthly budgets and make those valuable dollars stretch in a way that best honors God. They want to make an impact in global outreach and be good stewards of God’s resources.”
I believe one of the reasons so few churches engage in outreach is because they ask the wrong question. Too often, the first question asked is, “How much will it cost?” The right question is, “Who will it reach?” (Rick Warren)