Training

Last week a team of 7 from our church attended the Leadership Institute at the The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Kansas City. Church of the Resurrection is the largest United Methodist church in the denomination with around 20,000 members. This past Easter they just started worshipping in

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Happy Meal?

This morning one of our three-year old preschoolers was in my office crying.  She missed her Mom and Dad.  I gave her a hug and tried to be positive, but she wasn’t having any of it.  As I have before, I told her that if her parents don’t come to

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Big Changes

The past couple of weeks have been a bit surreal for me.  If you weren’t here on Sunday, Charles announced that I will be leaving the staff of Wright’s Chapel.  Making the decision to resign my position at Wright’s Chapel was not something I had intended to do.  But as

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Getting our hands dirty

My dad and my older daughter Sophia spend a lot of time together.  I suspect that they will spend even more time together now that my mom has died.  Sophia has numerous special needs and intellectual limitations, but those limitations have not in any way limited her ability to express

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Youth ministry

As Charles mentioned last week we are making some changes here at the church. Starting September 17th we will be adding a 4th worship service on Sunday evenings at 5:30pm. We are excited about the potential of this additional service. We believe this will provide an opportunity to reach new

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A new schedule

The daily schedule at our house changed this week.  No more going to bed late for me (late for me is 9:30), no more sleeping in late for me either (for me 6:30).  Nope, we are on a new fall schedule in our house.  My wife Amy was back at

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Mixed emotions

It’s been a week of sorrows, tears, laughter, joy and hope for me this week. Some of you know so very well that when you start to cram all of those emotions into one week it can leave you exhausted even though it is only Wednesday. That’s been my week

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