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Six Things to be Thankful for in ‘The Worst Year Ever’

Six Things to be Thankful for in ‘The Worst Year Ever’

We’ve all heard it – “2020 has been the worst year ever.” Starting with the news of horrible brushfires in Australia, 2020 has delivered gut punch after gut punch - and each blow has landed. If ever a year was a dumpster fire, it’s this one. And while it’s good and...

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Podcast 104: Does the Holy Spirit Move Online?

Podcast 104: Does the Holy Spirit Move Online?

This is podcast episode 104 of thechurch.digital, powered by Stadia Church Planting.   Remember back when churches met in large gatherings. Those physical services were so powerful, you could just feel the spirit of God moving across the room. It was always...

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God Is Not Surprised By Your Gifts

God Is Not Surprised By Your Gifts

“God is not surprised by your gifts.”  Jo Saxton made this statement so matter-of-factly at the 2020 Bloom Retreat this past September. These words and her confidence in stating them covered my heart like a soothing balm.  As she stated this Truth, I was sitting next...

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Leading with Kindness

Leading with Kindness

Super Bowl coach and respected Christian witness, Tony Dungy - Super Bowl champion coach formerly with the Indianapolis Colts - has left a mark on America in terms of exemplary leadership. He didn’t curse, sarcastically chew out players, or rant on the sidelines. He...

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Finding Your Focus

Finding Your Focus

You belong here. It’s one of the phrases that has marked our youth ministry over the last year. Families saw it as they entered our programs and their students lived it. Everything we did reinforced belonging. Imagine a safe place to develop healthy relationships with...

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Living in the Exchange

Living in the Exchange

My heart would bleed every time I turned on the television or opened a social media app. Hearing and seeing devastating news of loss, our country being plagued by a novel virus, lives of black and brown men and women taken with no regard for life, protests, riots,...

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