The Problem With Being an Adaptor

So last year I took this really long leadership test here: http://www.rightpath.com/ for my Leadership and Administration in the Church class. According to this company, there are 16 different types of leaders, and I (story of my life) am the rarest one: the Adaptor. The Adaptor leader steps into a situation and adaptors to whatever […]

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Being Single in the Church

During my time in seminary, I found myself growing frustrated at something the church is pretty good at failing at: ministering to those who are single. I think most people view a ministry to single people means creating a program where singles can gather together. Okay, that’s fine I guess. I’ve never much cared for […]

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Starting Over

I was driving through town the other day, running a few errands. That always take a bit longer when you are getting to know a new city. And this city is kinds of a strange one… it’s very spread out with lots of small locally owned places. So a quick glance at signs doesn’t necessarily […]

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Jacob’s Well

Photo courtesy of the Jacob’s Well website. I’ve been itching to visit Jacob’s Well church in Kansas City since I first heard about it a couple of years ago. It’s often linked with the “emerging church” movement, and according to this article the pastor and founder is considered one of the “founding members” of this […]

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Creative Chaos

Updated 4/4/08. Carlos over at Ragamuffin Soul is asking people to blog about a recent creative idea we’ve used in a worship service. I’m bumping this up per his request._________________________________________________________________________ Originally posted 3/20/08In my effort to build a Good Friday service with the theme of “by his stripes we are healed”, I have hit a […]

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#8

Kinetic Church in Charlotte, NC had something interesting happen. 75% of their church gear was stolen, gear that was inside a trailer. These are all around town, with different words, but similar to this one… but this is what really intrigues me:

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A Dilemma for Good Friday

In my effort to build a Good Friday service with the theme of “by his stripes we are healed”, I have hit a dilemma. Here is my order of service: Video “Resurrection” Reading of Isaiah 53 Crimson (Vocal Solo) Reading: John 18: 1-18 #302 Lamb of God 1, 2Reading John 18: 19-40 #323 Alas! And […]

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Rich Young Ruler

We are tackling the tough text of Matthew 19 a week from this Sunday. What’s better song to include than the great Derek Webb song Rich Young Ruler? Here’s a video I made to show at the service.

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"What to Expect?" – some answers.

Courtesy of Tony over at don’t call me veronica, I found this interesting post: What to Expect? Intrigued by his questions, I thought I’d make a post of it and see what came out. The questions I have for you seasoned and experienced (or fresh out of the box)church workers are: what am I getting […]

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A Small Glimpse

Tonight I got a small glimpse into my life if am able to go into full-time ministry. And it was good. Wednesday has been church night for me for as long as I can remember. AWANA, youth group, praise team rehearsals, you name it I’ve done it. Tonight I was there for three reasons: the […]

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