Tag: church

December’s Focus: Discipleship

It’s a new month and that means it’s time for a new focus for the leadership at Rocky Creek.  Each month, we are focusing on a specific area…

How You Wish Someone Would Describe Your Church

Every church has a reputation.  The community has an opinion about the people in your church. How do you wish someone would describe your church? I came across…

The Daily Church

The Word The Daily Church (Acts 2:42-47) As the Holy Spirit empowered the disciples, the early church was born.  This body of believers met together daily and saw…

May’s Focus: Leadership

It’s a new month and that means it’s time for a new focus at church.  Each month, we are focusing on a specific area to really develop as…

Never Forget How Far You’ve Come

Ministry has gotten comfortably uncomfortable. One of my greatest prayers and passions as a Christian is to be salt and light within a community (Matt. 5:13-16).  While many…

How Do I Report Abuse? [Ministry Mandated Reporting]

Due to having to deal with abusive situations in my years as a pastor, I learned a lot by asking questions of friends who deal with such issues in…

What Is Abuse? [Ministry Mandated Reporting]

I learned a lot in seminary, but there are some things they don’t train you for in seminary. One of those issues is concerning how pastors are to…

What’s a Church Supposed to Do With Halloween?

It’s that time of year again.  The leaves are falling, the temperature is dropping, and flannel abounds everywhere you turn.  While there are many favorite events and experiences…

The Church Sidelines

Over a week ago, I had the privilege of attending the Montgomery’s Center graduation for doctors in residence with the Self Regional Healthcare network.  It was my first…

Should Patriotic Music Be Used in Church?

Mondays for ministers are often unpredictable.  You really don’t have adequate time to process what God did among your church on Sunday before a whole new set of challenges…

O, What’s a Church to Do?

O, What’s a Church to Do? O, what’s a church to do? Socialize, proselytize, Empathize or try? Congregate, segregate, Stagnate or die? Trivialize, patronize, Criticize old and new….

The Authority of the Church

While Jeff Lethco can preach anything well, I love the stride he gets in when talking about the church. It was a powerful start to our “Church Matters”…

Wilderness Companions

Jeff and I normally catch up Sunday mornings at about 7:30 in the video room.  We’ll talk about the weekend or a crazy idea we had over the…

#4 Conviction on Worship by Rick Warren

4. While unbelievers can’t worship, they can watch believers worship. We see this truth lived out in Acts 2. “They worshiped together regularly at the Temple each day,…