We have all heard the old adage that 20% of the congregation does 80% of the work. Why do we have a shortage of volunteers in our churches? There are many reasons. I think some are lack of time and lack of confidence. Families, jobs, sports, and other charities compete for the time and energy of our members. People are … Continue reading Would You Please Consider…?
Three incidents recently have made me painfully aware of what the Bible means in James 3:1 when it says that Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. The first incident was when I carelessly gave my opinion on a controversial subject. … Continue reading We Who Teach
"I have started going to another church". "I can't worship here anymore". My heart sank. Not again, Lord, why are we losing another one? If I am honest, sometimes when I hear those words, I feel like Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, "Go, go, I would not have you back again!" But this time, … Continue reading Letting Go