Sticky Church Part 1

We need to decide on a Small Groups strategy.  Essentially, you have two options for Small Groups: Activate and Sticky Church. I am very familiar with Activate, but not with Sticky Chuch. So, let’s read. Overview Larry Osborne supposedly grew his church through word of mouth without marketing, primarily through sermon-based small groups. This book…

Light Worship

I recently posed this question to Emily Vermilya, Worship Arts Pastor at College Wesleyan Church: Our worship environment is due for some updating and as I think about most churches I have visited the progression seems to be toward controlled, artificial lighting, prominence of digital symbols rather than physical (like a large wooden cross on the…

Ruler of the Heart

Colossians 3:15 “And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.” When something or someone rules, all must fall in alignment under its authority. I’ve been daily encouraging a friend and his wife going through chemotherapy. Today my encouragement was to allow the…

The Tapestry Weaver

Listen Read Thursday morning is prayer time for our church staff. Before praying for the needs of the congregation, we share other things on our hearts. We couldn’t help but shed tears over the tragedy of Amanda Grace Blackburn’s death and I found myself scribbling some words on my Connections Report. This is what it…