Whatever political viewpoint you hold, I urge you to watch this video. This is from an older Matt Chandler sermon, but it has been shared widely the last few weeks. He shares a powerful argument against the epic tragedy of abortion. With the Planned Parenthood videos being talked about on the media, I think it is helpful for us to look at the
I’m doing a little research for my next message at Cornerstone. What do you think? With all the craziness in our world today, is the end near? If you don’t see the poll below, click here to vote. Do you believe Jesus is coming back soon? Are we close to the end of the world as we know it?
I just arrived home from the Sticky Teams Conference near Charlotte today. It’s my second year in attendance, and it has quickly become one of my favorite conferences to attend. Sticky Teams is focused on how to build a great team to do ministry. It is practical and encouraging, with teaching that is applicable and useful to the local church.
I recently read an article that made a point that I have been thinking about. Tony Morgan shares It’s possible to obsess about excellence–which is more about the execution–and completely ignore the outcomes. Churches, in particular, need to be more outcomes-minded. We need to make sure what we’re doing is actually having impact and getting results. Excellence sounds like a
At Cornerstone, I’m doing a series going through the Gospel of Mark. I’ve got several commentaries and study books that I’ve found helpful in preparing each week. I tend to gravitate toward study books that are more practical and application based. Here is a quick description of what I like. Christ Centered Exposition – Exalting Jesus in Mark: This series is quickly becoming
I haven’t had a chance to do much writing lately, so I have decided to share some great articles with you. I use a web service called Pocket to collect interesting articles online to read later. From time to time, I will be sharing interesting links and articles that I have read. Do you like working in a Coffee Shop,
I had a conversation about youth ministry a few weeks ago with a friend. Jennifer and I started working in youth ministry almost 19 years ago, and we have been blessed to teach and mentor hundreds of youth over that time. During my conversation, I started sharing success stories of the youth who have gone into ministry and mission work, and
At a recent Ministry Leaders’ meeting at church, we mentioned the need for a better system for people to signup for events and classes at church. We have two touchscreen all-in-one computers that were not being fully utilized, so we decided to turn them into signup kiosks. After just a little bit of work, we came up with a great solution for
At Cornerstone, I have been preaching a sermon series through the book of Galatians. It has been a great series for our church and for me personally. It has really required some extra study time and I wanted to share with you the commentaries and resources I have been using throughout the series. In preparing a message series, I start
Let me introduce you to a great new service. Most churches do not have a full-time graphic designer on staff. For our church, this means that as pastor, I spend time on creating graphics for new sermon series and events. There are a few sites that provide sermon graphics, but I always have trouble finding graphics that will work with