Always Ready

We've heard it said many times that the scouts motto is "always be prepared." While the word "always" has been added by pop culture, the idea of being prepared is a good one. A few weeks ago I showed up…

Stubborn or Steadfast

We have all heard various statistics bantered about regarding the length of time pastors remain in one position. I've heard everything from the average is 18 months to 4 years. Of course, the length is affected by the definitions and…

Innovation or Memory

Ideation. Think outside the box. Paradigm shift. Imagineering. These buzzwords are all supposed to inspire us to think different and do something new. In the church world there are constant attempts at finding the "new thing" that will work to…

Change the oil

We have a problem in the church today... we don't like to do normal ordinary maintenance. We like to maintain, but not do the work of maintenance. When I was young, my dad did all of the minor and major…