The Church Needs to be a Conduit for Healing in the Wake of Tragedy

healing in the wake of tragedy

My heart aches for the family and friends of the two Parkland shooting survivors who took their own lives the last week. It’s déjà vu mirroring the pattern of suicides in the wake of the Columbine high school massacre in ‘99. Broward County agencies and parents held an emergency meeting to talk about how to […]

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Bringing Clarity to 21st Century Missions

bringing clarity to the 21st century

“When everything is mission, nothing is mission.” This Stephen Neill quote elicited a positive wave of wows, yesses, and amens from a ballroom full of ministry partners as I delivered our State of the Ministry address. It resonated with the room full of partners, pastors, missionaries, staff and friends because we can all see that […]

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How the Church can support those who are suffering

How the Church can support those who are suffering

The evangelical world needs to refocus how we see and embrace those who are oppressed and suffering. We are bombarded daily by headlines of terror, injustice, and persecution. Instead of taking sides or entering into divisive conversations over these headlines, we should be the first to rally around the many who are under attack and […]

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10 things Church leaders need to know about Gen Z

Quiz! 1. Gen Z is currently made up of: a. Newborn to 18 year olds b. age 4 to college c. age 10-25 2. Generation Z describes themselves as: a. Hardworking, motivated, optimistic b. Busy, focused, and a little pessimistic c. Tech-addicted, unique, and hopeful 3. True or false? Gen Z is the least religious […]

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6 Ways to Improve Your Youth Ministry Assessment

Assessment should be more Fitbit than report card Click To Tweet There was a moment of silence as these words hovered over a room full of youth ministry leaders and experts. Thinking about assessment isn’t always easy, but it is necessary. Knowing that nearly 60% of young people who grow up in Christian churches walk […]

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Planning for agility

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. -Dwight D. Eisenhower We send our entire organization a Daily Drucker insight to spur thought, conversation, and ensure we are on the same page with planning and execution of our mission and vision. Recently it included timely and timeless […]

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