Friday Stream of Consciousness – 104
Jan10

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 104

Here are some things on my mind this Friday morning: This Sunday is Vision Sunday at New Vintage Church. It’s something I’ve done for the last ten years or so wherever I’ve served. It’s a time to thank God for all the great things He’s done and recalibrate our vision for the year ahead. I also reveal some new initiatives for the upcoming year. We get to formally introduce our first staff hire since our...

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Friday Stream of Consciousness – 102
Dec06

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 102

Here are some things on my mind this Friday morning: Rest in peace, Nelson Mandela. If you are interested in getting to know Mandela while gleaning fine leadership lessons from him at the same time, allow me to heartily recommend Richard Stengel’s, Mandela’s Way: Lessons on Life, Love and Courage. Mandela himself wrote the preface, and Stengel had uncommon access to Mandela. It’s an outstanding read. Here are some...

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Friday Stream of Consciousness – 82
Jun07

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 82

Here are some things on my mind this Friday morning: I better be careful what I write because the government is reading this. Our church is involved in a remodel now. I used to be an agnostic when it came to church facilities, but was converted when I saw the difference such projects can make. Whether they do or not often depends on what kinds of improvements the church is making and whether they are well done or not. My observation...

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Friday Stream of Consciousness – 81
May31

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 81

Here are some things on my mind this Friday: As the summer hits, I’m going to include some personal notes in this week’s edition. It’s interesting how often I hear, when discussing volatile issues of our time with Christians (even pastors), the phrase, “I just feel…” or “I just think…” lead off their statement. On many of the issues of our time, it’s vital the Scriptures...

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How to Get Along with Your Worship Leader
May28

How to Get Along with Your Worship Leader

There are certain ministry roles have more conflict between them than others. Senior Pastors and Youth Pastors, Church Administrators and Youth Ministers, for example. There is also sometimes significant tension between the Worship Leader and the one preaching Sunday. This is obviously not the case in every church, but it is in many churches. Truth be told, I understand, but haven’t experienced it a lot. I had the unusual...

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