Goodbye. That’s a hard word…especially when you don’t want to say it…or when you’re to eager to say it. Not to long ago we faced a major transition as a family and had to wrestle with “leaving well.” Here is what we learned.
It’s been a little over year since we transitioned to Oregon. I haven’t taken much time to formally write much down…maybe because I’m not restful enough to sit, or because my kids are 7 and 5 and I have a hard time collecting an intelligent thought while they are around. Maybe I feel unsure… Other [...]
I recently listened to a teaching series that I taught at Pathway back in 2009. It was a vision series that laid out the passion, priorities, and strategy of our church. My hope was to hear a set of priorities or beliefs that were the genesis of why we had to close. Disappointingly, I didn’t [...]
Most churches refer to new people as visitors. The word visitor is nomadic. The word Guest is one of invitation and honor. Would you rather be treated as a Guest or as a visitor? Here are some thoughts on how a church can think about Guests and how that thought process can change they engage with them.
One night I found myself standing over my son’s crib. He had been asleep for a couple of hours and it was time for the adults to go to sleep. I had just finished the customary, “turn off the house” routine. You know, lock the doors, adjust the tempature, get the coffee prepped for th [...]