Getting kids serving

Getting kids serving

A church in Denver recently did a Kids4Kits fun run. Denver Presbyterian Church held a kids’ race in a local park to raise money for medical supplies to build caregiver kits to help those affected by AIDS. (Details available through World Vision.) A couple of weeks...
“The day of the professional minister is over”

“The day of the professional minister is over”

“The day of the professional minister is over. The day of the missionary pastor has come.” Those are the opening sentences of Effective Church Leadership by Kennon Callahan. What a striking line. He writes it not as a striking prophecy of the future, but as a gentle...
Adventure at Section 8

Adventure at Section 8

By guest blogger Randy Lovejoy, pastor of Silverlake Community Church. Longer than my usual blog entries, but well worth it. Enjoy. So I was driving into the Silverlake Community Church parking lot after a run at Griffith Park (I like to work in the office a bit after...

Now that’s a direct result

Yesterday I wrote about the concept of direct results. Here’s an example of a ministry with a razor-sharp focus on direct results:  Project 127. This ministry is working toward the goal of emptying Colorado’s foster care system. The vision statement is clear and...

Inside vs. outside

Reflect on your own ministry and consider what percentage of your time is devoted to inward spiritual development (inside the body) as opposed to how much time and energy is focused outside the body. Brandon Hatmaker has formed the missional communities of his church...

A new kind of metrics: steps forward in faith

The post below is by Randy Lovejoy, pastor of Silverlake Community Church. I had an opportunity to use a different metric for ministry this past week.  This Sunday we had an unusual convergence in our worship service.  Not only did adults and youth join.  Not only did...