I have had the privilege of spending time with Ray Pitman, a member of Resurrection, over the past several months. Several years ago, I officiated at the funeral for his wife, Betty, and we reconnected this summer when I lead worship at Leawood one Saturday night. I found his perspective on capacity to be particularly […]
It may be common practice to have the financial books of a local church to be regularly audited. Does the leadership of your congregation ever conduct ministry audits for fruitfulness? What would it look like to determine the fruitfulness of a particular ministry area in the church – small groups, UMW, a worship service? Related […]
I recently just finished Bearing Fruit: Ministry with Real Results by Lovett H. Weems, Jr. and Tom Berlin. Along with other members of the senior staff, I read this in preparation for our semi-annual retreat today. I have been considering what it fruitful and effective ministry is like, especially in response to Kevin Watson’s post, […]
Does the continued existence of a particular church, organization or ministry mean that it is close to God’s heart?
I am glad that Chris Brogan had a good experience with church online at LifeChurch.tv. Chris is a well known social media practitioner and has a good deal of influence in some circles. He wrote about his experience with worship online at Digital Church. I am glad that more people are spreading the word about church […]
I recently came across the proposal for a Twitter Communion service and its subsequent cancellation. As Pastor of Resurrection Online, I have spent a good deal of time considering how sacraments are made available for those that worship online. I am still working on articulating clear guidance for Resurrection Online attender. This proposal is particularly […]
I spent last week at a youth camp, Institute 2010: God’s All Stars, which is a ministry of the Conference Council on Youth Ministry of the Kansas East Annual Conference. This post is part of a series reflecting on the week and making applications for the local church. Institute is an institution with the good and […]
I enjoy both social media and beautiful graphics. I’ve got a poster on the way for my wall. The Conversation Prism by Brian Solis and Jesse Thomas.
I enjoy writing on this blog and want to be intentional about asking what you want as a reader. Will you please share: What kind of posts on this blog do you enjoy? What is a topic that you would like to have me address? What questions do you have about faith, life or ministry? […]
I was watching the Al Jazeera Listening Post – Video this week and saw the following as their web video of the week: I laughed to myself and thought, “What kind of videos are people making these days?” Then I remembered a clip that I first saw at annual conference: Is one more effective than […]
What Behavior Are You Selling? It is nearly all behavior change in the church. Great perspective at What Role Do You Play as “the Leader. A Small Significant Moment made me stop and consider my ministry. How to Lead Without Saying a Word Andy’s Answers; How Mitch Joel is building online communities that scale has […]
I am excited to work with Bill Gepford. He started on Monday as part of the Resurrection Online team as a summer intern. He is a graduate of Kansas State University and finished his first year as a student at Perkins this spring. He will provide significant assistance moving forward the strategies and tactics of […]