Leading At Home

Most of us want to lead well in our job settings. We want to excel at motivating and mentoring others to high levels of achievement whether we run a retail business, serve in an academic environment or a corporation. We want to lead well but the truth is someday we’ll hand it all over to someone else to do. Other generations are inevitably going to take over what we do. But there is one leadership role we have that no one else will ever take from us: being a parent. Lots of other people can and will do our jobs at work but no one else will ever be the father or mother of our children. Andy Stanley challenges working parents: “Don’t give up something that’s unique to you for something someone

State of the Church Report 2019

Our vision as a congregation is to be a thriving church where families can discover life together in connecting with Christ, growing in the Spirit and serving generously. The last year has seen great fruit in our strategy of connecting, growing and serving. I am enthusiastic about being your pastor! Connecting: We’ve established quarterly events to connect with our community: The Chili Cook off; The Easter Breakfast, The Harvest Festival and the Drive-thru Nativity. Great crowds have attended and we have worked hard at building relationships with the people who come. We supply brochures to Highland Township to use in their new resident packets. We have over 400 followers of our Facebook page

The Conversion of Kanye West?

Who is Kanye West? I confess to living under a rock and allowing decades of pop culture to pass over my head completely unnoticed. I confess to never having seen an episode of “Keeping up with the Kardashians”. I've never knowingly heard any of Kanye's myriad hip-hop albums. The guy has made over $3 billion dollars off the American public and I never even knew him. I spent some time this week reviewing the life of this man which has been almost entirely in the public eye. In interviews, he excitedly rambles to a degree that I while can feel his enthusiasm I can't always grasp his train of thought. He has lived his days as a man of the tabloids. He creates a sensation with outlandish words an

Parenting Beyond Your Capacity

Hear O Israel: The LORD our God the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children… (Deuteronomy 6:4-7) God set the parenting agenda for ancient Israel. This was the playbook that Mary and Joseph used in raising Jesus. Families in ancient times were not on their own but they were immersed in a community of shared practice. They had the power of a whole village of families all seeking to fulfill the same parenting purpose. What a leverage this was to influence the values of children in places like Nazareth. Today i

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