Calling Emmanuel

Calling Emmanuel

Ever since I was a little girl, one of my favorite names of the Lord has been Emmanuel. Many of us know the meaning of this particular name, and we see and hear of it more often during the Christmas and holiday season, but I often wonder how much we truly let the...
Freedom from Fear

Freedom from Fear

On January 6, 1941, during his State of the Union address, Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed that there were four fundamental freedoms that everyone, everywhere in the world should enjoy: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want and Freedom from fear....
Serve Somebody…with your team!

Serve Somebody…with your team!

“No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.” — Reid Hoffman If you have dipped, dabbled or become submersed in any level of volunteerism or servitude of  western civilization churches, you...
Get Uncomfortable

Get Uncomfortable

In today’s church, when people hear the word evangelism, they tend to squirm. Thoughts of standing on the street with signs saying “free prayer” or uncomfortably approaching people in the grocery store start rushing through our mind. Here are 3 things to help you get over feeling uncomfortable when evangelizing.

You Can’t Go At It Alone

You Can’t Go At It Alone

When my wife and I were given the honor of overseeing the youth ministry here at New Covenant Church, we had the opportunity to go a conference called Youth Pastor Summit. The conference was hosted by an organization called Student Leadership University (SLU) and it...
The True Meaning of Small Groups

The True Meaning of Small Groups

I know that all pastors are supposed to believe in small groups. I’m pretty sure there’s something in some hidden set of bylaws somewhere that say you can’t be part of the pastor club if you don’t believe in small groups. Yes, I know there are...

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