Life

I finished reading a pre-release copy of Perry Noble’s new book Overwhelmed a few weeks ago. I’ve always enjoyed listening to Noble preach, and I have been able to visit NewSpring on several occasions for conferences. This book really caught my interest because of where I’m at in ministry and

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Faith

Since the beginning of Cornerstone, we have been blessed with talented youth who have served in our worship ministry. I love the fact that youth have a place to serve and get involved and develop their talents and gifts. Four of our Cornerstone youth, including my son Luke, participated in

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Technology

  In any organization, keeping everyone on the same page is a challenge. Some people like email, some like twitter, some like text messaging, and then some just like to talk on the phone. I’ve been checking out the HipChat service and thinking how it can be used for ministry.

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Faith

For two more days, you can take advantage of a great deal on youth ministry resources.  Only144.com is a website that shares great deals for ministry resources for only 144 hours. The current deal is winding down, but it’s a great bargain. Here are the deal details -This deal ends

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Life

I finished this book a few weeks ago and wanted to share my thoughts. This is the type of book I really enjoy. I love learning from other experienced pastors, and this book is full of practical wisdom and advice.   I was especially interested in this book since I

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Life

Burruss Hall at Night. It’s great being back on campus

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Faith

In a previous post, I shared about ChurchThemes.com, a great company making church templates for WordPress. I’m a huge proponent of using WordPress for church websites if you have someone that has the skill level to maintain the site. WordPress is powerful, but it also requires someone with fairly strong

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Life

This video has been making the rounds on Facebook in our hometown of Galax. I love how it highlights the community and shows our culture here in the mountains. One of the keys for any church is understanding and connecting to the culture in your city. God has currently placed

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Technology

I’ve been a huge fan of using WordPress for church websites. WordPress doesn’t require a web expert, you only need to have someone that is familiar with web hosting and is willing to learn.  When you find a great church WordPress theme, you can have an incredible church website at

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Leading on Empty
Life

I finished reading through the book Leading on Empty last night. It’s been on my reading list for a while, and I’m glad I finally read through it. Wayne Cordeiro, Pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Hawaii, wrote this book based on his personal journey through burnout and depression while

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