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Faith

Earlier this week, we had our community wide Bible School for kids. Each year, we bring together numerous churches to work together and host a great week of ministry to children in our community. We meet in our community park and have lots of fun, but our main goal is

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Faith

  Last week, we took a group of our Cornerstone youth to the Wayfarer Beach Camp in Myrtle Beach.  We really didn’t know what to expect, but I’m so glad we decided to go. Over the past 17 years, I have been to numerous youth camps, conferences, mission trips and

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Life

A few weeks ago, I read a book by Pastor Larry Osborne called Accidental Pharisees: Avoiding Pride, Exclusivity, and the Other Dangers of Overzealous Faith. I heard Larry Osborne share about this book during a church conference simulcast, and I wanted to find out more. In the American church, trends

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Technology

For the last few days, I have been trying out a new worship software package called Worship Media Creator. It creates video announcements, video countdowns, and custom backgrounds for worship. It also can function as worship presentation software in a pinch. The software is from the guys at SermonGear.com, and

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Technology

Over the last few years, my blog has focused on both faith and technology. I have a passion for helping other churches utilize technology and social media. Since I’ve been finishing up seminary, I haven’t been as active in posting updates here on the blog, but I hope that will

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Technology

In case you haven’t heard, Apple announced this week the new version of iOS that will be released to the public this fall. iOS 7 will run on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. You can find out more information about it on Apple’s website. One of the benefits of

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Faith

We had a great week in Nicaragua. A team of 18 people from Cornerstone and Galax went to serve with Because We Care Ministries. I had the opportunity to continue working with pastor training in Honduras and Nicaragua. We taught almost 60 local pastors and church leaders basic theology, leadership,

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Faith

This time tomorrow I will be on a plane heading south to Nicaragua with a team of 18 people from Cornerstone. Our church has made numerous trips to Nicaragua to work with Because We Care Ministries. I have been several times, but this is the first time our entire family

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Faith

Let me share a little of my past with you. I started serving in part-time youth ministry in 1996. By 2000, I was hooked and I felt God calling me into ministry. Over the next two years, I went through the license and ordination process for our local Southern Baptist

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Faith

Jennifer and I started serving in Youth Ministry way back in 1996. We’ve talked about the many changes in society and in ministry over the last seventeen years, and I wanted to share some of the lessons we have learned. Quite frankly, the way we do ministry must change if

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