History of Memorial Day

History of Memorial Day

History of Memorial Day

Why Learning The History of Memorial Day Appropriately Leads Us to Celebrate the Holiday Appropriately

What is the history of Memorial Day? Where did the American holiday “Memorial Day” come from? Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of former Union soldiers and sailors — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared it should be May 30. The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. The cemetery already held the remains of 20,000 Union dead and several hundred Confederate dead.Read More…

Marketing Your Church

Marketing Your Church, Church Marketing Strategies

Embrace This Proven, Biblical and Inexpensive Strategy for Marketing Your Church in Five Clear Steps

You want to impact lives, helping people find and then follow Jesus Christ. You want to see God grow the church you serve, but you’re one person who can’t do it all! Compounding the pain is the frustration many church leaders have of being bi-vocational, sometimes working another or two jobs on top of ministry.

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Worthy of Honor: A Mother’s Day Sermon

Mother's Day Sermon

Looking for a Mother’s Day Sermon?

Feel free to download mine here, for free. Just click the blue button below.

This Mother’s Day sermon is adapted from an article dated February 2006, written by Nancy Campbell, the editor of Above Rubies, a magazine for strengthening families across the world.

This mother’s day sermon teaches additional sub-topics of oneness in marriage, nurturer as woman’s design, her job description as helper like God, principle of first mention, as well as singing her praises. 
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Mesothelioma Survival Rates

Mesothelioma Survival Rates

Why Church Leaders Should Care About Mesothelioma Survival Rates

Before we discuss this important topic of mesothelioma survival rates, please allow me to explain why this topic is being covered on a church leaders campfire blog post. The elderly comprise a large population in American churches today. Through which time period did they live in American history which affected millions of homes and are a main cause for insurance claims (medical insurance and home owner’s insurance) these past few decades? The answer and more after the Read More button.Read More…

Church Ministry Jobs or God’s Call to Ministry?

Ministry Jobs or God's Call to Ministry - Send Me!

Church Ministry Jobs or God’s Call to Ministry?

Why do I do what I do? Why do I serve a local church as a Senior Pastor? What compels me to do this? Is this just a church ministry job? Or is it much higher than that? Could it be said that this is God’s calling on my life?Read More…

Want to Shave 3 Hours a Week in Your Social Media Posting? Try CoSchedule!

CoSchedule

CoSchedule Can Save Your Life!

I believe my time is worth something, because my time is how I spend my life. My “time” is my “life.” I AM what I DO with my time. If that’s true, then what is it worth to you to save your life? In the case of this post, what is it worth to you to save some time in your social media planning and execution?  
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3 Effective Church Planting Tips

3 Effective Church Planting Tips

Want Effective Church Planting?

When I think of effective church planting, I don’t always see myself as having been the poster child. However, through tenacity, attitude and perseverance, I learned three transferable character qualities to share with you. Unfortunately I didn’t read the amazing work of Dr. Aubrey Malphurs called “The Nuts and Bolts of Church Planting” BEFORE I went into church planting. If you want to plant a church these days, you’ve got to have these three qualities in large quantities!Read More…

How to Overcome Ministry Loneliness

Overcoming Ministry Loneliness

How to Overcome Ministry Loneliness

When we talk about ministry loneliness, I am directly challenging the false assumption that Christian ministers should isolate themselves. Since I am a Christian serving in vocational ministry, I’m referring to this subject from the vantage point of “we” and “us,” since I have learned to overcome ministry loneliness after years of loneliness, isolation, burnout, lack of accountability and simply hiding from others. For the sake and length of this post, I’ll spare you that story for now. If you are interested in hearing more about my story, I’d love to share it at another time (message me or share in comments if you’d like me to write about that).Read More…