Discipleship Evangelism

The Big Three

I had the privilege of speaking to the fine folks I’m honored to Pastor Sunday, March 15, 2015 about salvation!  What a novel idea!  For a Pastor of a church to encourage and challenge the congregation to be saved, get saved, and stay saved!  Do churches still do that? Anyways, I felt convicted that I […]


Messy Church

Here’s the deal, I might have been born at day, but I wasn’t born yesterday.  I was “that kid” whose whole life revolved around the church.  I went to a Christian school…that was in the basement of the church.  I played basketball almost every day of the week in a gym…that was located on the church […]

Personal Growth

Is It REALLY The Worst?

I’ll never forget a road trip with my family in 1999.  It was one of the most emotional trips I had ever faced in my life.  We had traveled all the way to Mississippi to say goodbye to one of my closest friends who had passed away unexpectedly.  On our way home, we had stopped […]

Student Ministry

Want To Keep Students In The Church?

Someone sent this blog post to me yesterday and I really felt compelled to share it.  I do not know this individual personally, and therefore cannot vouch for his Theology, however I will highlight the author’s main points (visit Jon Nielson’s personal blog site here: He suggests that the 3 critical components to keeping […]


I Put The Nate In ProcrastiNATE

I  generally avoid making New Year’s Resolutions.  However, I will publicly go on record and declare that, at the first of NEXT year, I’m going to really get serious about some things.  Okay, I’m being a little sarcastic here, but why wait?  Why do we constantly put things off?  Why are we content with procrastinating? […]

Evangelism Leadership Life Ministry Personal Growth

Internal Conflict

One of my fondest memories as a youngster was putting together an “animal news” scrapbook.  Not like the bedazzled, fancy scissor cutting, scrapbooks you see today.  But a 3-ring binder, paper, glue, and crudely cut out newspaper articles.  (Yes, we used to get the daily newspaper).   So, I’ve always had this interest in animals, […]

Administration Media

Guest Post: Using Social Media For Churches (By Jacob Tapia)

1. Keep posts short.  People are mostly scanning through their feeds and don’t usually take the time to read through long posts.  Keep it simple and get your message across in statement and question forms that are brief and easy to read.   2.  Include a call to action.  Ask, “What do I want the […]