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leadership ministry renewing the church

You Can’t Lead Beyond the Leader

Last week, someone shared with me an insight that they had gained serving as a volunteer at Resurrection. You can’t lead beyond the leader. If you are not ultimately responsible for a ministry area, worship service, congregation, or nearly any other grouping of people there is always some limit on what you can implement. The […]

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ministry united methodist church

10-11-15 Resurrection Online Update

This week, I put together some roles for serving with Resurrection Online. I am excited about the potential here. Find out more at Resurrection Online Mission + Service. Here is the text from the site: Resurrection Online is looking for people to be part of building a Christian community online where non religious and nominally […]

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ministry question and response

Who are the major competitors┬áto Resurrection Online?

I am working with a design firm on a redesign of the Resurrection Online website and part of the process is an assessment of the current website, including: “Who are your major “competitors”?” I can tell you that it is not primarily other churches. For Resurrection Online, competitors include All other content on the web. […]

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renewing the church

Audio Recording of Significant Church History

Sometimes history can be found just under our noses. Sometimes in our attics. And every so often we can find it in our local church archives! Such is the discovery of a rare audio recording of the Evangelical United Brethren Declaration of Union worship service of 1946. The recording was made on two transcription disks […]

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changing lives ministry transforming the community

2009 RezLife Gulf Coast Mission Trip

I had a great time with some amazing youth last week. 48 students and 12 adults traveled from Resurrection to Lake Charles, Louisiana on Wednesday, July 8 and arrived back in town on Tuesday, July 14. I had the privilege of building relationships with both students and adult leaders. Out of the many things that […]

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2009 Ash Wednesday Sermon

I am preparing to preach the Ash Wednesday service tomorrow at Resurrection. I have been working to pull it together and it will get there, but it is not quite there yet. Would you pray for me today? If you are in the Kansas City area, I invite you to worship with us for Ash […]

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ministry

Why I Use Jott.com (3 of 6)

Jott.com really changed the way that I keep track of things. When I have an idea that I want to capture, a task that I cannot get off my mind or something that I am afraid that I am going to forget, I will call jott and record a memo to myself. I can unclutter […]

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worship

Music in the Weekend Service

When songs are sung in worship – what do you call it? Hymns Praise and Worship Worship Praise Any other combinations or terms that I may be missing. I am wondering what other settings commonly refer to this element in the service – particularly for services with band instrumentation.

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renewing the church worship

One Quick Trip

By the time that you read this, I will be on a plane with Jason Gant and Dan Entwistle headed to California to check out venue worship services at the following: Saddleback Church Rock Harbor North Coast Church Mosaic (possibly) I hope to get some photos on the trip and possibly post on the road. […]