It’s Not All About Me

So it’s a Monday.  And I’m writing this because I’m glad I went to church yesterday.  The truth is, I didn’t feel like going.  I might have even said that out loud.  See, I was not looking forward to the day.  The church I attend had its VBS all week and Sunday was Kids/VBS Sunday […]

We Got This

As many of you will know, these are interesting days in FMCIC land.  And not just “normal” interesting – you know all the regular challenges of doing ministry in our Canadian context.  This is a special kind of interesting.  We are in the midst of a denominational LifePlan and a search for the next.  Interesting […]

How Do You Treat Those Who Visit Your Church?

As part of my job as Director of Church Health, I have the privilege of visiting and preaching at a number of churches.  And I really enjoy it.  I have made a few observations I want to share with you about my church visits.  Some of these may apply to your church because a lot […]

I Feared the Psalms

I’m in the process of working my way through a Chronological Bible for my devotions.  Just in case you aren’t sure, a Chronological Bible does its best to present the events of Scripture in the order they occurred – at least in the opinion of the editors and/or scholars responsible for that Chronological Bible.  The […]

The How To Be Ready for Transition Check List

Much of my work involves churches in transition so I thought I would provide a how-to-be-ready-for-transition check-list.  It’s a handy list for churches currently in transition and those that are not. Every church will eventually be a church in transition. Every pastor is an interim pastor.  Sure some churches go longer between transitions than others.  […]