A Healthy Word for the Year

So far this year there have been a couple of internet phenomena that I have noticed.  One was the “how much did you age” thing on Facebook, which didn’t really inspire me to write.  So I won’t be subjecting you to pictures or reflections of what time has done to me. The other one did […]

Marc’s Annual Advent Blog

Advent is almost upon us.  And it seems like every year I end up writing the same type of article.  So I have been racking my brain trying to figure out something different to write.  Then I got inspired by a couple of my friends on Facebook and wound up back where I always do […]

The Flying V

Every now and then I will reference the 1992 sports movie The Mighty Ducks when talking about churches. Not because it is my favorite movie (or even a good movie) but because there is a lesson or two in there for those of us who are a part of a local church. Let me refresh our […]

Are our Small Groups Effective?

I recently participated in a men’s retreat, and I left with a nagging question. Let me explain. I do not mean this to be a criticism of the retreat. While I am normally not a retreat kind of guy, I can’t deny that God did work in the lives of some of the men there. We were […]

3 Church Methods That Need to Change

“It’s long been said the seven last words of a church are “We’ve never done it that way before.”” This week’s Church Health Thursday share is Ed Stetzer’s  “3 Church Methods That Need to Change” where he asks, “How can churches avoid holding onto mechanisms, strategies, traditions, and the like, past their expiration date? How […]

Doing ‘Community’ Well

So I was visiting a church the other Sunday.  It wasn’t one of “ours”.  I went with a family member to their church.  What I didn’t know was that I was going to be there on Grad Sunday.  The Grade 12’s were honored and celebrated, and it was a good reminder for me.  Let me […]

Church Health Thursday – July 19, 2018

Welcome to Church Health Thursday! This week Marc shares a link from “Christianity Today” about the search for leaders and servant hearts: It’s hard to find people who will step up and lead in the church today. Especially young people. That’s what I keep hearing. But I also see many churches that are the exceptions […]