leadership ministry

The Power of No

It is far better to tell someone No than it is to tell them Yes when the answer should be No. It does not matter how it feels, how excited the person is or how much you need to fill a particular role.

changing lives

Adventures in Ministry – June 15, 2009

One of the great joys of ministry is to have the opportunity to work with a great team of Congregational Care Ministers. These women and men are trained and equipped to provide care for the congregation in partnership with the efforts that I lead as a pastor of congregational care. This evening I am grilling […]


Stories from Easter (3 of 4)

Nicole and I had the privilege to serve as ushers at the 3:00 PM service which was a new thing for me. Volunteers were low for that service and Nicole and I were assigned to section N (center in the mezzanine, for you Resurrection folks). It gave me a new appreciation for the role that […]