The Barna Group has released a new series of books that address pressing questions. In this book they address this question through research provided by Barna and Jon Tyson’s pastoral perspective.
51% of people don’t think it’s important to attend church.
I was drawn to this book because I believe what you believe about Jesus and what you believe about the church are foundational and fundamental to faith.
One of the things I love about going to conferences is coming home with more than I left with. Last week I was honored to be able to help Jim Wideman lead his Infuse 7 retreat. Infuse is like a conference for 20-30 people with fewer main sessions and way more opportunities to connect. I did a couple of breakouts which I enjoyed but I wanted to share with you some of the new things and resources I came away with that will help me and I hope they help you.
If you have never done Infuse and serve in Kids or Youth ministry you need to. It will transform how you lead.
If you are a leader at any level you will at some point be in charge of a meeting. Meetings can do much good but they can also do damage to the moral and function of your team. How you conduct your meetings matter.
I recently released my list of books I read in 2013. One of the questions I received most often is how did you read 44 books last year. So I thought I would blog my answer since it’s a bit lengthy. Hopefully something I do will resonate with you and help you read more this year than you did last.
Here are a few of my tricks.
Start with a goal – Doing anything more is always something everyone wants to do. You will never stretch beyond what you currently do if you don’t set a goal that is both realistic and challenging. If you read 3 books last year set a goal to read six or one book a month.
One of the things I love most about Martin Luther King Jr. day is taking the time to listen to all or parts of his I have a dream speech. Every time I listen to it I am challenged afresh. Such a powerful message of hope.
I hope you take 15 minutes to remember