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If Jesus Lived in My Neighborhood

One of the biggest struggles churches and other organizations have is finding volunteers to do many of the tasks required. In churches, it usually revolves around teaching Sunday school or working with youth. Other organizations have problems getting people to take time out of their busy schedules to help at bingos, casino nights or at…

Getting off the Couch

If you ever worked in an office environment, one of your favorite comic strips would have been Dilbert. The strip is focused on different characters working in office cubicles with a cruel boss who uses negative reinforcement to get better production and attitudes from his staff. Most of us don’t operate very well under those…

How Paul Saw the Church

Our church is approaching its 40th anniversary. Looking back there have been many changes. People come and go. People pass away and children are born. Pastors come and go. Even locations change. The truth is, although we desire to be constant and stable, change is necessary for survival and effectiveness for reaching the community around…

Becoming More Like Jesus

Let me start by asking everyone a question: “Which one of your parents do you look more like? Which one are you like in your personality? In our humanness, we take on much of our looks and personality from the genetic material each of our parents contributes. In many ways, I don’t look much like…

Change…

How many of you made resolutions this year? I used to make them, but found it was very frustrating because I always seemed to break them. It didn’t matter if it was something positive like losing weight or getting in shape. It didn’t matter if it was trying new things or breaking bad habits like…