Tag Archives : church


Pastoral Excellence: Strategic Planning

There are many things that I hope to do well as a pastor. One of those is strategic planning. The Wikipedia contributors define strategic planning in this way – “Strategic planning is an organization’s process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy, including its capital and people.” This process […]


Starting New Churches – An Interesting Story

Thanks to Tim Stevens for bringing this story to my attention via this post – One Church Becomes Two… Without Splitting. Beach United Methodist Church, in Jacksonville, Florida will be launching one of their worship venues, Eleven 22, as a new non denominational church in 12 to 18 months. You can read more about it at […]


Opportunity to Partner with Resurrection

I am on a strategic project team at Resurrection that is looking for three small churches, currently led by lay speakers, local pastors, or student local pastors, who would be interested in testing a new model for ministry – these churches would, for one year, become a part of a multi-point circuit with Resurrection. The […]


Snippets and Smidgens of Faith

“The problem is: We just don’t do whole things anymore. We don’t read complete books — just excerpts. We don’t listen to whole CDs — just samplings. We don’t sit through whole baseball games — just a few innings. Don’t even write whole sentences. Or read whole stories like this one. We care more about the […]


Should I Change Churches?

I recently read How to Choose a Church by Bruce Reyes-Chow and wanted to take time to share with you some of the things that I share with people considering either leaving Resurrection for another church or beginning to attend Resurrection from another church. It really matter to me whether you attend Resurrection or not. […]


How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education (and church?)

I found this to be fascinating and thought that you might enjoy this graphic. How much is or could be  applicable to the church? For example, to paraphrase a paragraph found in the graphic: But today, due to the Internet’s transformative power, faithful people can custom-design their own religious experience in whatever way they see […]


Can I become a member of Resurrection if I worship online?

Another question that I receive as Pastor of Resurrection Online is this: Can I become a member of Resurrection if I worship online? My hope is that Resurrection Online will be a tool for people to become more engaged in their faith and not less engaged. If someone is connected with a local church I […]


Leading Ideas:What Does a Pastor Do? (2 of 3)

I continue to appreciate the work of Lovett Weems and the entire team at the Lewis Center for Church Leadership. The offer a great number of resources for pastors, congregations, students and denominations at www.churchleadership.com. I wanted to draw your attention to Leading Ideas – a biweekly newsletter from the Lewis Center. You can find more […]


The Table Project

According to their website, The Table is a relational, online web application, custom-tailored for the church. We aim to engage the community, empower leaders, and move people beyond the pews and into authentic, life-changing friendships. Check out this video and let me know what you think – Would your church find something like this to be […]