Innovative Ministry Leader: Don’t Miss This Opportunity

At the same time, our church has continued to grow and the needs for our ministries are greater than ever. This season has forced us to find ways to do more with less. We need to continue to train our people, learn new ways of doing things and keep up with current trends, but we can no longer afford to attend all the conferences we once could. […] Continue Reading…

What Causes Team Idleness?

Yesterday I began some thoughts about the term team idleness. To understand the term fully read that post HERE.

What causes team idleness? What causes a team to stagnate and fail to move forward towards reaching its goals and objectives? Here are a few of my thoughts: […] Continue Reading…

Sonia Sotomayor Video-Courts Role in Legal System

Watch this short clip with President Obama’s potential Supreme Court nominee talking about the role of the court in establishing law. Obviously it is out of context and that should never be the deciding factor in making a decision about someone, but if she believes what she says then it is a major dividing line among what people think judges should do. Do judges set laws or interpret laws? […] Continue Reading…

Team Idleness

I have been thinking a lot about teams lately, which led my thoughts to some of the negative parts of team leadership. I will share some of those thoughts here this week. My goal as a leader of a team is to make sure we avoid many of the traps teams experience without good leadership. One term that popped in my head that I will play off of is the term “team idleness”. […] Continue Reading…

Tribute to Small Group Leaders

The best life, community and spiritual growth happens at Grace Community Church within the context of our small group ministry. We have some amazing leaders of our small groups. I’m always encouraged by their willingness to sacrifice part of them to invest in other people. I know each of them would say, however, that they receive far more in return than they give up. Serving others is like that. […] Continue Reading…

Reflections From a Father of a High School Graduate

Today is graduation for our youngest son Nate. His name once was Nathaniel, but I am trying to adjust and honor his new identity. Nate is the entertainer child in our home. He’s fiercely independent, yet at the same time cares very much what I think and for my opinion. Nate has been planning his future since he was about 3 years old, so we fully expect great things from him. You can read his blog at www.nateedmondson.com or follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nateedmondson […] Continue Reading…

Small Steps to Spiritual Growth

Today I want to put a contextual spin on the issue for the area of spiritual growth. I know lots of believers, especially early in their Christian walk, who think they should instantly have spiritual maturity shortly after being saved. Spiritual growth is a process that takes years of discipleship. […] Continue Reading…