Ron Edmondson has some wisdom concerning the difference between being accessible and being available. Advertisements
I enjoy reading Michael Hyatt’s blog. Recently, he posted on the subject of saying “No” and I thought it fit very well with what I have been writing about chokepoints. Particularly, check this out: Every time I say “no” to something that is not important, I am saying “yes” to something that is. I might… Continue reading Chokepoints, pt 3
Because I have been trying to be more aware of chokepoints in our congregation’s ministry, it has become even more obvious to me that I have become a chokepoint for far too many people. Just this week, I noticed that people look to me for direction in areas as diverse as what parts of the… Continue reading Stop Being a Chokepoint, pt 2
In the past year, our congregation has nearly doubled in size – in theory. I say “in theory” because while the number of people who consider Bedford Road as “their” congregation has doubled, the average attendance of a worship gathering has only increased by about 20%. How is that possible? It is simple. The leadership… Continue reading Chokepoints in a Congregation’s Ministry
Recently, I spoke on Luke 8:4-18 – what is known as “The Parable of the Sower.” The passage deals with the complex issue of why some people are “saved” and others are not, and as I expected there were a lot of questions about the nature of salvation. Particularly, someone asked about the meaning of… Continue reading A Question of Faith
Now Boaz had gone up to the gate and sat down there. And behold, the redeemer, of whom Boaz had spoken, came by. So Boaz said, “Turn aside, friend; sit down here.” And he turned aside and sat down. And he took ten men of the elders of the city and said, “Sit down here.” So they sat down.
The past three months have been quite a blur for my family. We have been dealing with some medical issues with my wife that have consumed a lot of our free time. It has not exactly been the summer we expected. During this time, we have been journeying with the Apostle Paul through his letter… Continue reading Under Pressure