During our recent vacation to Savannah in April 2017, we came across the 36th annual Savannah College of Art and Design "Sidewalk Arts Festival" at the scenic Forsyth Park. Here's a quick video of our favorite pieces!
In episode 16 of The Student Ministry Podcast, I interview Bethany Needham, who currently serves as the Director of Student Ministries at Chapel of the Cross in Westborough, MA. On top of her local church ministry, Bethany also a mom, leads a conference for teen girls, speaks at events, and she just started her own podcast. As you […]
Hey, everyone! I've not done a personal update blog post in a long time, so I thought I'd do so today. A lot has happened in my life, and I thought maybe a few of you would like to hear about it. Due to the nature of this post, pardon any lack of structure or … Continue reading Status Update for May 17, 2017
In episode 16 of The Student Ministry Podcast, I interview Bethany Needham, who currently serves as the Director of Student Ministries at Chapel of the Cross in Westborough, MA. On top of her local church ministry, Bethany also a mom, leads a conference for teen girls, speaks at events, and she just started her own podcast. As you … Continue reading The Student Ministry Podcast – Balance in Ministry with Bethany Needham (Episode 16)
It's one thing to talk a good game, but it's entirely different to act out on it. This is the calling of the Christ-follower, though. We cannot just talk about loving people; we have to actually do it. And that requires intentionality! Ryan Leak spoke on this very idea at The Orange Conference 2017 in a … Continue reading Be Intentional
While I was doing my best to take great written notes, there was one guy at The Orange Conference 2017 taking notes in a slightly different way. Thankfully, he shared all his work with us, so I could pass it on to you all! Here are almost all of the OC17 main sessions in sketch … Continue reading Orange Conference 2017 in Sketches
The Orange Conference is always a place to find great music, including their opening. This year, there was a cool mash-up of "Would You Be My Neighbor" and "Give a Little Bit," which went right along with the "For Our Neighbors" theme. Check it out below! Feel free to share it with others! Want more … Continue reading VIDEO: Won’t You Be My Neighbor + Give a Little Bit
One of the things I really enjoy at The Orange Conference is when they do parody songs focused on different areas of ministry. If you are a nursery or preschool ministry worker, you'll appreciate this fun parody of "Lady Marmalade" from The Orange Conference 2017 entitled "Preschooler Land." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nhbzwN-G94 I'm still working on finding the lyrics, and … Continue reading VIDEO: Preschooler Land
Have you ever wondered, in ministry, "Does this even matter?" It's easy to get to this point in ministry, especially when we have poured our heart into something and it doesn't turn out as we would hope. Often times, though, God shows up and does something when we least expect it. Maybe it's when a … Continue reading Don’t Just Say You’re for Your Neighbors, Act Like It!
Does your church's family photo match your community's family photo? Kara Powell believes it should, and I agree. At the Orange Conference 2017, she explained exactly why this is so important. She started by saying, "We should get to know our neighbors, because of Jesus." He was all about loving those around Him. And if … Continue reading Do your Church and Community Look the Same?