Slow and steady wins the race

By Jordan Francis Wow! The first quarter of 2023 is flying by. It can feel like the days are spinning out of control with so many things to balance and juggle. Even as I write this blog, there are about three other tasks I know I need to do, and my mind is encouraging me […]

The Homeless Wanderer

By: Chris Townley I once stood outside and preached a sermon. Not like on the corner with a megaphone, rambling on about unquenchable flames and punishment. But in a church courtyard with a microphone strapped to my face, and some of the verses read like, “Away with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire […]

Built Different

I started ministry in the Summer of 2020, and to be completely honest, I think it has transformed me as a leader. No, I am not talking about the struggle to navigate the uncharted waters of COVID and the restrictions we have all faced in the last 18 months. I am not talking about the […]

Content is King?

Content is king, they say. I don’t know who “they” are, but we allow “them” to dictate how we feel way too often. Most people reading this can feel the pressure of coming up with more content. It can be so overwhelming! To always feel like we need to be creating, coming up with new […]

Give It Away

No, I’m not talking about some mainstream song from the ’90s! I keep it church, ladies and gentlemen (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, I just dated myself, sorry). When working in youth ministry, we have so many moving parts that make up the service. Not that big church doesn’t, or whatever […]

The Difference Between Good & Great Leaders

Luke 5:16, “But he (Jesus) would withdraw to desolate places and pray.”  I remember the first sermon I ever preached. I was 18 years old, and a Pastor I knew allowed me to preach at his church in Lake Havasu. I was filled with excitement and nervousness. The Sermon was called “Plan A,” all about […]