Church Health

Sabbatical

Word is getting out that I am going to be taking a Sabbatical during December 2022 and January 2023. And I know that’s short notice. Sorry about that. But getting here has been a bit of a process for me.When asked about the topic of a Sabbatical, I would always …

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Who does God want us to be as we prepare to do his Kingdom work in this next chapter?

So, I am back after a break this summer. And the questions that were lingering around before summer are still the questions we are facing after summer.And we will have lots of time to talk about what is working and what isn’t in churches. What programs or initiatives are resonating …

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What Will September Bring?

I am very leery of giving anyone another “to-do” to add to their list, so please don’t read the following in that light.  Consider it an invitation to step into something that might do you some good. It seems like we are getting ready for the next “normal” in the …

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We Need Some Good News

I could use some good news.  I think we all could. The problem is that it gets tough to find.  Bad news is easy to find, and I get it.  I am as guilty as the next person.  Bad news gets clicks.  It’s what drives conversation.  It’s what stirs things …

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Where Do We Go For Help?

There are lots of words that have “baggage” attached to them.  There are words that we have complicated relationships with.  There are even words we try to avoid using or applying to ourselves.  “Help” is one of those words.  For some reason, we tend to resist admitting we need help, …

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An Overdue Thank You!

The following needs to be said. It is long overdue, and I apologize for that. Thank you pastors.   This has been a long weird season, and you have had to servant lead through it even though there really wasn’t a “Get Through the Pandemic” class.  It has felt like a …

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My Church…

The church I grew up in is turning 100 years old. I have been seeing letters and Facebook posts, pictures, and videos celebrating this milestone, and it’s been nice because I liked my church when I was growing up. It was a good place. I have been thinking about the …

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