Improvisation as an Act of Worship
07 July 2014
Last night we introduced our 15-year-old daughter Lucy to Best In Show, the third of four films created by an improvisational acting company led by Christopher Guest. The first of the four, This Is Spinal Tap, is a wildly popular mock-documentary about an “iconic” hard-rock..
Student Ministry #fail: Begging for Volunteers
03 July 2014
You know you’ve done this before. The mission trip is in one week and your adult to student ratio is dangerously high. So, you do what any youth minister who forgot to hustle months before does: you make the general announcement. Now general announcements aren’t..
Ministerial Intelligence Part Four: The People
02 July 2014
Today, we wrap up our little series on what I like to call Ministerial Intelligence. To recap: Ministerial Intelligence involves three key ministry arenas: 1) THE PLACE: The ability to understand and navigate the nuances of your particular organization. 2) THE PRACTICES: Proficiency at the various..