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The Four Corners of Sermon Prep

Everyone has their method for preparing a sermon. I’ve read books and talked with many pastors about their approaches to sermon prep and it varies greatly. I’ve taken nuggets from many places and landed on a method of sermon prep that works well for me. If I had to name it, I’d call my method “The Four Corners Method.” I start my sermon prep by printing out the passage on a single blank sheet of paper. On each corner of […]

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Five Often-Missed Questions in Church Revitalization

A new movement is beginning to take shape in North America. More pastors and church leaders are focusing on church revitalization. People are starting to do something with these churches that are on every street corner. I’m excited. While it’s too early to tell how widespread a revitalization movement will become, I have high hopes. For the last several decades, we’ve written off too many churches, assuming they are destined to die. We don’t write off individuals in this way, […]

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Working Cross Denominationally & Culturally [Podcast #332]

When I was in youth group, I was told that the best way to share my faith was to wait for “God conversations,” which occurred when my friends started talking about God, the meaning of life, nature of the afterlife, etc. And that sort of worked, but as time has gone on and I have aged, those conversations happen less and less. Why? According to Kyle Beshears, it’s because more and more people are becoming apathetic regarding faith. A combination […]

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Matt Hogg – Digital & Social Media for Church [Podcast #331]

Matt Hogg joins Blessing Mpofu and Chris Wilson and talks on church digital and social media. Matt is a vicar (pastor) in London, and talks about his initial apprehension to digital and social media and how it changed. Not only that, but he also shares his journey from consumer to creator. He speaks from a vantage point of a church leader and how his church made strides in this area. Full of practical and actionable ideas and tips, this is worth your while. […]

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Motives and Metrics In Church Life and Media [Podcast #330]

When I was in youth group, I was told that the best way to share my faith was to wait for “God conversations,” which occurred when my friends started talking about God, the meaning of life, nature of the afterlife, etc. And that sort of worked, but as time has gone on and I have aged, those conversations happen less and less. Why? According to Kyle Beshears, it’s because more and more people are becoming apathetic regarding faith. A combination […]

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How expensive a camera do you need for good video?

The gear doesn’t matter, right? It’s a bit of cliché but that’s for good reason. We can end up using lack of gear as an excuse either for not creating something or explaining away someone else’s success. For a long time I’ve thought that while true, there were limits to this idea but thanks to this video from Think Media, I’m starting to think I might have been wrong. Maybe you don’t need an expensive camera to make a good […]

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Charity

Getting Started With Data Management

When I was in youth group, I was told that the best way to share my faith was to wait for “God conversations,” which occurred when my friends started talking about God, the meaning of life, nature of the afterlife, etc. And that sort of worked, but as time has gone on and I have aged, those conversations happen less and less. Why? According to Kyle Beshears, it’s because more and more people are becoming apathetic regarding faith. A combination […]

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Sharing and Privacy; Delayed Reaction

When I was in youth group, I was told that the best way to share my faith was to wait for “God conversations,” which occurred when my friends started talking about God, the meaning of life, nature of the afterlife, etc. And that sort of worked, but as time has gone on and I have aged, those conversations happen less and less. Why? According to Kyle Beshears, it’s because more and more people are becoming apathetic regarding faith. A combination […]

todayseptember 2, 2021

Bible

Book Review: Apatheism by Kyle Beshears

When I was in youth group, I was told that the best way to share my faith was to wait for “God conversations,” which occurred when my friends started talking about God, the meaning of life, nature of the afterlife, etc. And that sort of worked, but as time has gone on and I have aged, those conversations happen less and less. Why? According to Kyle Beshears, it’s because more and more people are becoming apathetic regarding faith. A combination […]

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