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FaithLife

This past weekend did indeed turn out to be a blur. There were way too many things going on. But it was good. We are always told to slow down and simplify, and I have even preached several messages on that as well. But sometimes, when God gives you opportunities, it is time for action. Looking back on this weekend

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FaithLife

Sorry for the lack of posting, I’ve been swamped this week.  Here’s what a crazy week looks like for me.  This weekend will be especially brutal. Monday – Work all day, Elders meeting at night Tuesday – Dr. Appointment in the morning, Christmas shopping with Jenni in Winston until the stores closed Wednesday – Work all day, meeting with Virginia

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Faith

It’s been a busy weekend. I was able to share a message yesterday in church about our expectations of Christmas. This weekend just reaffirmed by huge respect for bi-vocational pastors. Juggling the demands of a full-time job with the responsibilities to prepare messages, minister to those in need, and most importantly, minister and be there for your family is HUGE.

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I mentioned in a previous post about Hyman’s Seafood in Charleston. They had a quote by Chuck Swindoll posted up throughout the restaurant. It was in the bathrooms, at the checkout line, on business cards for people to take, on their website, it was everywhere. There was no question what their “mission statement” and “motto” was. And it was not

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While we were at the beach over Thanksgiving, we had the opportunity to visit Seacoast Church down in Mt. Pleasant, right outside of Charleston, South Carolina. It is probably about the 4th or 5th time we have visited while on vacation. They are a growing multi-site and now multi-venue church, and they were also recently labeled as one of the

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FaithLife

We just got back from a long Thanksgiving weekend at the beach. We stayed at a beach house near Charleston, South Carolina with some good friends and their children. Overall with our 3 kids and their 4 kids, we had 7 kids under the age of eight running through the house and it was great. The kids had such a

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Faith

Interesting article on MSNBC this morning. It immediately brought up two questions in my mind. Are kids really growing up faster? What can we do about it as parents and Youth Ministers? I think the answer is that they are being forced by society to grow up faster. I am already seeing signs of this struggle in my eight year

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FaithLife

I saw this on America’s Funniest Home Video a few weeks ago. I have a feeling that this kid was in a little trouble after the service. Hilarious.

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A while back, I blogged about a problem that is all too common in youth ministry. I talked about youth being disconnected from the larger church and only being connected to the youth ministry. We see the results that flow from this. Teens and young adults that leave the church after graduation because they don’t fit in. I don’t want

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FaithTechnology

I read this today over at Church Communications. This guy is right on with the purpose of a website. Good stuff. As disciple-makers, we are called not to minister AT the church, but to BE the church all day and at all times in our lives. Many church sites are designed to draw people to the church (building), rather than

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Faith

I talked to a graphic designer today who is working on a logo for our church. He was a little surprised that we didn’t mind if he incorporated the cross into the design. His comment was most churches today want to avoid having the cross in any of their designs. Have we come to the point where we are so

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