Is Hip-hop the Key to Connecting with Today’s Teens


An Interview with A Christian Hip Hop Artist? A Brief History of Hip Hop Becky Blanchard writes this about Hip Hops beginnings. “Hip-hop music is generally considered to have been pioneered in New York’s South Bronx in 1973 by Jamaican-born Kool DJ Herc. At a Halloween dance party thrown by his younger sister, Herc used an innovative turntable technique to stretch a song’s drum break by playing the break portion of two identical records consecutively. [ 905 more words ]…/is-hip-hop-the-key-for-todays-teens/


How We Deal with Grief is a Reflection on How We Understand Heaven


On November 1st every year the church stops to give thanks to God for all the Saints who have gone before us. It is a time to remember all those special people that He put in our lives, mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, children, grandchildren and friends. All these special saints that were witnesses to us. I want to take time in this post to honor them for their walk with God and to thank God for sending us such a great cloud of witnesses.

When Vision Takes the Back Seat On the Church Bus



Vision may seem far beyond our reach and, if so, that may be an indicator that we are heading in the right direction.

When Vision Takes a Back Seat on the Church Bus


The Power of Passionate Leadership


No matter where the passion comes from it can become an unstoppable force in a leader and the organization.  Check out how in this post.

The Power of Passionate Leadership

Millennials Want A Mentoring Church


“Mentoring and discipling this next generation is everything.”- Aspen Group CEO Ed Bahler, a founding partner of the Cornerstone Knowledge Network. What is mentoring? The Management Mentors website defines it this way: “Mentoring is most often defined as a professional relationship in which an experienced person (the mentor) assists another (the mentoree) in developing specific skills and knowledge that will enhance the less-experienced person’s professional and personal growth.” That sounds great. [ 701 more words ]

Millennials Want a Mentoring and Discipling Church


Millennials Want A Courageous Church


This post continues a series on the kind of church young people today are seeking. It should be clear by now that this is not all that different from what most people are seeking. However, there are some stark differences in the level of importance one group places on these factors over and above another. Millennials are seeking a courageous Church… [ 536 more words ]

Millennials Want a Courageous Church


Millennials Want A Community Church


In his 1983 acceptance speech for the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, recalled the words he heard as a child when his elders sought to explain the ruinous upheavals in Russia: “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.” He added, “If I were called upon to identify briefly the principal trait of the entire twentieth century, here too I would be unable to find anything more precise and pithy than to repeat once again: ‘men have forgotten God.'” – John Wilson, reviewing “Solzhenitsyn and the Modern World, in [ 570 more words ]

Millennials Want a Community Church