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    5 Lessons Learned From Years of Ministry With My Wife

    For many church leaders serving with family is normal. Many of even serve in the same ministry as family members. In bi-vocaional leadership serving with family members is almost inevitable. In these cases, we will often have to lean on trusted family members to fill roles within the church. I’ve been in ministry for over 10 years. From leading the worship team, to leading the youth ministry, to becoming a pastor to children for nearly 10 years. In all those years, and in all those roles, my wife was right there with me. I LOVE serving with my wife. Many people say you should never work with family, but my…

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    Friday Favorites

    Ok, I know it’s not Friday, but here are a few of my favorite things from around the internet and the world. Social Media Package from 252 Basics: There is lots of talk about using social media to communicate with the parents in your ministry. The fine folks at reThink are doing more than just talking, they are actually providing the material for their customers to use. THIS IS AWESOME. As a bi-vocational children’s pastor I LOVE this. This is the kind of thing that I would love to have been doing for some time, but I simply don’t have the time. Thanks reThink for doing this. Man skydives from…

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    You’re Everything

    Tonight I was listening to some music as I drove home from a visit.  While listening the song “You’re Everything” by Bo Bice played. Below are the lyrics for that song. While I listened is struck me that what he was saying in the song is often true. How often w old a man or women be willing to do so munch, to really sacrifice in order to show a person of the opposite sex how much they love them. However, how often do we go this far out of our way to show our love for God? Take a few moment and read the lyrics to this song. As…

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    It’s Just Benadryl!

    Recently the makers of a popular nighttime cold medicine came out with a new medicine that is just for sleep. When I first heard about it the nurse inside of me screamed, “I bet it’s just Benadryl.” Well, the next time I was at the store, I checked it out; and guess what, IT’S JUST BENADRYL. Don’t believe me, check out the active ingredients of both drugs… Yup, same drug and they are charging more for it. Now, the point of this post is not to out a popular pharmaceutical company. Rather, as I watched this commercial today it struck me that the church has been doing the same thing…

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    It’s Cheaper to Keep Her

    The title of this post is from an old joke about marriage and divorce. The gist of the joke is that divorce would cost you so much that it’s just cheaper to keep her. Admittedly this joke is in somewhat poor taste. But, as I think of this joke, I see a connection with how we do ministry. You see as ministry leaders we often work very hard recruit new leaders and helpers. However, in many cases once we have them were we want them they no longer warrant our attention. In a way our ministries become like black holes; we suck people in and leave them to flounder around…