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A Sincere Thank You

It was a great blessing to work with Bill Gepford this summer at Resurrection Online (www.rezonline.org). Today he is headed back to seminary at Perkins School of Theology. This summer, Bill pioneered online marketing, built community online each week, equipped simulcast worship locations and launched additional worship times throughout the week. Most of all, I […]

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ministry

Institute: What’s the Point? (5 of 5)

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. I am unable to deny that there are […]

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changing lives church kansas leadership

Institute 2010: God’s All Stars

Today begins my first experience of Kansas East Youth Institute. From a promotional poster: For almost 100 years, young people have come to Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan., to attend United Methodist Youth Institute. Institute is a tradition of the Kansas East Conference Council on Youth Ministry.¬†Institute is a unique week of spiritual formation […]

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leadership ministry

@rezonline’s 2010 Summer Intern – @billgepford

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 […]

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fun ministry

All Staff Lunch at Resurrection

Yesterday I had a good time as part of the All Staff Lunch at Resurrection. We have these about once a quarter and outside of our weekly staff chapel worship experience it is one of the only times that our entire staff of over 200 gathers together in one place. Here is a brief rundown […]

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faith life

Faith Like a Deciduous Tree (2 of 4)

As the winter has turned to spring in Kansas, I have been reflecting on faith and its comparison to various things in nature. This is the second in a series of posts on this topic. A deciduous tree is always somewhere in a cycle with its leaves: budding, green, browning, losing and bare. This type […]

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fun leadership life

Summer Reading List

One of the things which I relearned on vacation a couple weeks ago is how important it is for me to spend time reading. It is good for my soul. Here is what I have on my summer reading list: Bible Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies by Charlene Li and Josh […]