Not On My Radar: The Orphan Crisis
In James 1:27, we are instructed to care for the orphan. Psalm 82:3 tells us to defend the cause of the fatherless. God’s Word is our clear call to come alongside the orphan. But how do we practically walk this out? Called to Care When we read passages that refer to the orphan, I think […]
When Jesus gives the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18–19), Jesus tells His disciples that they must “go and make disciples of all nations.” Our goal as believers—this verse’s main subject—is to make disciples. “Go” in the Greek here is translated “as you go”—we are called to make disciples as we go. Jesus is the most perfect model […]
Getting and Keeping Volunteers
THE PERENNIAL PROBLEM AND A SURPRISING SOLUTION I feel like I’ve read a million articles on the topic of “getting and keeping volunteers.” If you’re like me, working in a ministry that relies on a small army of volunteers, you’re probably interested in this topic, too. I’m an analytical, task-driven person, so I’d love to […]
Strengthen Your Ministry: Study, Study, Study!
If you work with kids, it will happen sooner or later. While teaching a lesson, you you ask the class if they have any questions. Sure enough, one child asks a question that has nothing to do with the lesson. Not only that; it’s a difficult one to answer quickly. For example: “Where did God […]