Monthly Archive: April 2013

Trips are for travel agents

Trips are for travel agents

Our job in ministry is not to serve as travel agents, but to make disciples—to make disciples obedient to Christ’s call to “go.” Our job is to help our students become missionaries.

How to capture and control the energy of a group

How to capture and control the energy of a group

When I was young I remember standing in my grandpa’s workshop watching him build birdhouses. All the while, he would tell amazing stories from his life and experience. I hung on every word he said, and watched every movement of his hands and tools. His stories weren’t about wood, nails or screws. His stories were about life. But his project kept a 9-year-old engaged for hours.

How to tell a more compelling story

How to tell a more compelling story

“Dad, you got it wrong,” Josh said after the first service. He was probably 10 at the time, so I overlooked his blunt criticism of my teaching. Was it my theology, my application, my mismatched pairing of shirt and socks? “You got the story all wrong,” he continued.