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May 2008

You Walk (with God) Wrong
Do our spiritual practices insulate us from the benefits of pain?
All About The Big Step
Our children's ministry periodically offers a class for parents and kids to attend together called "The Big Step." This 90-minute event features a brief training session for parents, a salvation lesson, discussion time for kids and parents, and even a photo station to create a take-home piece to remember the evening.
Starting Out in Youth Ministry
Reflections from an experienced leader
Going Native
Settling for my way tempts pomos, boomers, in fact, every age group. And it's deadly.
Why We're Rethinking the Gospel
The desire to reach out and a new focus on spiritual formation are changing the way we preach the gospel.
Tools of the Trade
Even great preachers and teachers sharpen their skills by learning from others.
Closing the Curtains on a Ministry
A seasoned pastor explains how his church goes about shutting down a program.
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