Some parts of the world are beginning to congregate again. I’ve been thinking about things we are going to need as we go into this ‘cross over’ period. We all probably want to maintain some of the good practices we have learnt during this COVID19 period. Less touching, slightly more physical distancing, limiting numbers and all the other bits and pieces.[Read more…] about Create Contactless Sign In For Your Children’s Or Youth Ministry
Perhaps you missed the viral UK Blessing, which at the time of writing has over 2.7 million views. This song and video is a cover of Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes and Elevation Worship song based on the blessing in Numbers 6 but with vocals recorded from Churches all across the United Kingdom.
Here it is if you want to add to that view count:[Read more…] about British Prime Minister Thanks the UK Blessing
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