3 Values to Cling to in a Busy Season

No one is immune to the many demands of life. Everyone has a busy season. You would think the more active we are the more we would rely on God. Unfortunately, that’s often not the case. When the demands of ministry, work, family, and more weigh on us we often lean more on our own […]

Stretchy Pants…They’re For Fun!

I have to admit something to you, and it’s kind of embarrassing. I mean being a forty-one year old man I shouldn’t be this embarrassed, but it takes a lot for me to say this, I love wearing spandex. I know, weird right? But if you put it in the context of why, maybe you’ll […]

Stop Wasting Your Time

By Allen White Have you ever thought about how you might be wasting your own time? You see the problem with most pastors and leaders is they are multi-talented. The problem with being multi-talented is that we tend to depend on ourselves and not bring other people into the equation. For instance, if you write […]

5 Paradigm Shifts For Small Group Ministry

(CC Image • Courtesy of Nicholas Eckhart on Flicker) While the phrase “Paradigm shift” may be used and heard a lot today, the actual occurrence of one is still a rare sight. A paradigm shift can be defined as a dramatic change by members of a group or community in the cognitive framework of basic […]

Casting the NET: The What, Why and How of ONLINE Groups [Podcast]

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4451847/height/26/theme/standard-mini/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/” height=”26″ width=”100%” placement=”top” theme=”mini”]If you are interested in learning about how online groups can help you & your church fulfill its mission of reaching the un-churched & making disciples, then you’ve come to the right place! Jay Kranda is the Online Campus Pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA. The Online Campus includes […]