Do You Want To See My Face?

Do You Want To See My Face?

As an officer in the Salvation Army, Danielle Strickland loves Jesus. And she loves people. Her aggressive compassion has loved people firsthand in countries all over the world where she has embraced, learned, cared, evangelized, taught, and exhorted individuals and...
Leading With Self Awareness: Mike Park

Leading With Self Awareness: Mike Park

Mike Park delivered an awesome talk during the Pre-Conference Breakout sessions at OC17.  Mike pointed out that sometimes we aren’t self-aware at all, but often we are actually self-conscious. This seminar honestly hit my right between the eyes.  There have been...
5 Things More Important Than Ministry

5 Things More Important Than Ministry

Going on 15 years… I have been doing the ministry thing now for almost 15 years. It has been quite a journey. I have experienced great joy. I have walked with people as they prepare to get married, I have been a part of a church that grew almost 2000 people in one...
Navigating Change

Navigating Change

Names and places have been changed to protect those involved…but this is a true story. Tim was a Children’s Ministry lifer. He was creative, energetic, and full of passion. He was so excited when he got hired at First Christian Church to be their new Children’s...
Developing a Culture of Fun

Developing a Culture of Fun

It’s not all about fun…but it certainly starts with it. “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” -Dale Carnegie I recently received a really cool email. It went something like this:  Dear Pastor, I was a visitor at your church this last...
#OC15 Breakout Notes: Jon Acuff

#OC15 Breakout Notes: Jon Acuff

#OC15 Breakout Notes: How to get unstuck: Reinventing YourselfPresenter: Jon Acuff The world kids are growing up in today is different from the world we did. You can’t fix a millenial problem with a boomer solution. 2 Types of Change Voluntary:  You recognize the...