By: Lance King I heard a pastor recently remark that “nobody ever changes their mind anymore.” He was lamenting the widespread reluctance people have over allowing their perspective to be changed by new information. In politics, I’ve heard mind-changing denounced as flip-flopping. Politics aside, changing one’s mind can be considered as weak or fickle. Have … Continue reading Has Your Mind Been Changed Lately?
By Barbara Edwards I recently had the privilege of attending a children’s pastor’s conference. I attended several break-out sessions that were excellent, met some new people and got lots of information on curriculum, VBS, programs and products. The main theme of the conference was “By Faith”. The best part of the conference were the awesome … Continue reading Stay in Your Lane
By: Sheri Owen It’s a new year. Did you know that 41% of people usually make New Year’s resolutions each year? Well I am one of them. I love making resolutions and setting goals each year. Each year, I have a goal setting session with my staff and my interns at SARA. After these goals … Continue reading Got Goals?
By: Zac Cannon PROLOGUE:This is an old piece that I wrote a few years ago. To be honest, I wrote it when I was frustrated; one of those stubborn seasons of life when you are desperate to keep scribbling away at the story you want to write for yourself while God tries to pry the … Continue reading “Can one of you who can talk please tell me what’s going on?!”
By: Landon Collins If you pay close attention, you will see life popping up all around you! This morning that happened to me and it ruined my original blog. I intended to share some thoughts on Luke chapter 6, but I’ll keep those for another day, because the two stories I’m going to share, spoke … Continue reading Loving your neighbors through smiles and haircuts
By: Lance King One key undertaking of our staff this time each year is planning the ministry year ahead. This energizing task involves taking congregational feedback from the fall discernment process, turning that feedback into key congregational priorities, then strategizing specific plans and allocating resources (time and money) toward carrying out fresh new ministries. Our staff … Continue reading Canoes & Core Values
By: Landon Collins The first time I paid attention to the beginning of John’s Gospel during the season of advent was when I read it at a Christmas Eve service in 2001. It has become a familiar passage for me over the last 17 years and perhaps for you as well. It is commonly read … Continue reading Looking For Life