Five Ways to Invite Jesus into Everyday Life

Five Ways to Invite Jesus into Everyday Life

“Jesus, we’re about to build a bike.” I muttered this as I opened the box to my son’s new Mantis three-wheeler. Not being the handiest of men, I thought inviting Jesus into the assembly process might forestall some frustration. An hour later, a shiny new bike stood...
Focusing on Neighbors Not Numbers

Focusing on Neighbors Not Numbers

By Timothy D. Sprankle I never look forward to my drive into Chicago. Once I cross the Illinois State Line and merge onto I-94, traffic is imminent. I crawl toward the Jane Byrne Interchange that circles the city, losing speed the closer I come to downtown. I dodge...
5 Ways To Appreciate Your Pastor All Year Long

5 Ways To Appreciate Your Pastor All Year Long

It’s October, which means it’s time to show your pastor some appreciation. For most, the ministry year is just getting started, but before you know it, it’s going to be March, and your beloved pastors are going to be on the verge of a meltdown....
Plan for Lasting Impact After This Summer’s Big Event

Plan for Lasting Impact After This Summer’s Big Event

Summer retreat and camp season is just around the corner. As you prepare and plan for the big event, don’t forget to plan for what happens after. Throughout my entire ministry career, retreats have been a vital part of making disciples. At some I have served as the...
3 Things You Must Do To Raise Up Student Leaders

3 Things You Must Do To Raise Up Student Leaders

As a youth leader, you pray for those moments; moments when students surprise you, when they take ownership, when they lead others—when they take leaps and bounds in their spiritual growth. Witnessing it is like a shot of adrenaline. Once you experience it, you want...

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