As easy as it is to sometimes shrug and say that our resources are too limited or we don’t have enough time to do something, the truth is, it’s often times those limitations that are the catalyst for success.[Read more…] about Bobby Gruenewald: Tech, YouVersion, Resources, & You (Part I) [Podcast #307]
I suspect I’m not alone in my whole world being flipped upside down this last month or so. This has born out in my personal life but also professional life. In the grand scale, our companies marketing plan has completely shifted and in the smaller scale, every article and even sentence needs to consider how it reflects the pandemic.
Simple statements like “viral messaging” suddenly have a connotations that we don’t want to spr…want to pas…want.
As I read my notes on exegesis for study yesterday, I realized that this is a perfect example of the importance of historical context.[Read more…] about What Covid-19 Can Teach Us About Historical Context and Bible Reading
Since the dawning of time data has mattered. Knowing which way the herds of buffalo would go each year, when is a good time to plant crops, who has the best score on Motorsport Manager (my favourite iOS game) all point to an undeniable fact, data matters. That aside, why data matters in church life makes for an important conversation.
I’ve personally come to this realisation over some time. My early training in marketing definitely helped! However when I took on running children’s ministry, youth groups, helping with my church’s admin and eventually running a non profit the importance of good and accurate data that helped us to make decisions came to the fore.[Read more…] about Why Data Matters In Church Life
It seems every blog post, speech or communication starts with, “In these uncertain times…” or something similar. This is because there’s an undeniable, shared reality. I can’t remember a time in my life, so far, where the world has had a shared unpleasant experience as this. As a result, I’ve been thinking about how leaders of the early Church led through crisis. I wondered if there were lessons for today’s church from Paul on leading in uncertain times.[Read more…] about Leading In Uncertain Times: Learning From Paul – Leader
During the lockdown and COVID-19 Pandemic, what better time is there to binge on Star Wars!?! And, we nerded out about Star Wars
With May the 4th in the past week, we decided we would share some thoughts about one of our most beloved film franchises, talk about what order to watch them, with just a little controversy on the side.[Read more…] about That Time We Nerded Out About Star Wars [Podcast #306]
* Editors Note: Upfront: As we look at Reunion Sunday only gather (in person) when relevant authorities say you can. And, when you do, follow the guidelines / precautions they give. We must be responsible citizens and love our neighbors. This post on the livestream church is part three of three in the series.
Livestream Church has proven its importance as a tool for maintaining a connection with the community around a church. So many churches have been unexpectedly forced to become digital savvy overnight. I am personally excited for how the church responded going digital. But now that we are here we cannot go back. Countless people are being reached, and this is not the time to retreat.[Read more…] about Livestream Church is Vital for Post-Pandemic Church – Part 3