Full of Hope

Are you full of hope? Right now you might be full of pessimism. But don’t let cynicism, despair, or doubt about your circumstances, about your future, cloud your view of hope. Be a hopeful person—not naively optimistic—but genuinely flooded with godly expectations. When we neglect to put God in the very center of our troubles, … Continue reading Full of Hope

Ministry Spotlight: Deidox, short films and long-form documentaries for your church

I first used Deidox films while running a youth group about ten years ago. The short films were perfect for teenage attention spans and the production quality was amazing--on par with anything a big studio could do. But the best part was the content. The team at Deidox shined a spotlight on the lives of … Continue reading Ministry Spotlight: Deidox, short films and long-form documentaries for your church

Ministry Spotlight: LiveSwap, graphic design software for churches

According to LiveSwap's website, it's "graphic design software for churches." But, in my humble opinion, it's so much more than that. It's a powerful, versatile tool that will save you tons of time and effort--especially in the realms of digital and social media. Whether you're a pastor who does his own design or a pro who … Continue reading Ministry Spotlight: LiveSwap, graphic design software for churches

How Churches Can Support Busy Working Parents This Fall

  In the past few decades, the typical employment pattern in families changed. While 41 percent of mothers with a working husband were considered “stay-at-home moms” in 1970, that number dropped to 20 percent by 2012.   But what hasn’t changed? Parents of both genders, whether or not they work full-time, need support as they … Continue reading How Churches Can Support Busy Working Parents This Fall

Practical Ways to Prioritize Prayer in Your Church

It is essential for every believer to have a prayer life. Prayer is our communication with God, and its vitality is expressed numerous times throughout His word. Prioritizing prayer means prioritizing our relationship with God. Even Jesus, our model for living, made prayer a daily habit, in which He often ventured off alone to a … Continue reading Practical Ways to Prioritize Prayer in Your Church