Archives for September 2009

Listening to God for Our Next Steps

This past week I spent several days in southern California with friends praying and talking about mine and Stephanie’s journey and listening for discerning words about our next steps in ministry.  You know that this isn’t always a comfortable place for me.  Being the tactical, church business administrator, developer that I have become to be […]

What do some Pastors have against us?

I was on the phone recently with a ministry partner at a church I have known for years who asked me the question, “What do some Pastors have against us?”  Not a question I hear every day. Here is the conversation… the best I recall. Ministry Partner = MP Pastor Kerry = PK MP – […]

Grow with Me – a Ministry Partner orientation strategy that works

Here is an simple idea for on boarding Ministry Partners that I’ve used for years that really works.  See if it works for you. ______________ Orientation/Training: “Grow With Me” Upon completing a ministry application and interview, your next step will be to attend an orientation to learn more about your ministry and <name of church>. […]

Relationships before Rules

Ok… hang with me on this one.  It is 2:00 a.m. California time and 5:00 a.m. Florida time… on the 17th of September 2009 and I haven’t been to bed. My body is on Florida time, but I just had to share this thought with you. For the past 5 hours a friend of mine […]

First Impressions Team Covenant – idea

I have had several persons ask for a sample First Impressions Team Covenant so here is an idea for you to consider.  Feel free to use this one or modify and make your own. Team Covenant In order to assure that our team is healthy and that we are accomplishing our ministry in a manner […]

Imbalance in the Sacred Space

I am processing through a continuum that combines two different ideas, Street to the Seat and from the Seat back to the Street, that shows the balance of connecting persons to Jesus and the church, and at the same time understanding the need to be other focused. There is definitely an imbalance in the sacred […]

Journeying with Jesus often takes the road less traveled.

Over the summer months Stephanie and I have been on a ministry growth journey with the Christ Fellowship team, our mentors, our coaches, and family about life and ministry. We have come to a place in resent days where we believe God is leading us to transition from our position as Director of Adult Ministries […]