Motivation – The Unsung Virtue, part 1

Grindstone

There is a noticeable difference between the motivation of leadership in healthy, growing churches and those stagnant or in decline. This is a painful reality, but a reality all the same: some churches thrive because they care more. Their passion is stronger and they simply work harder at ministry. They aren’t as sloppy. They don’t […]

We Must Ask This Before We Preach

Before you preach a particular series, and even a particular sermon, ask yourself, “Do I care about this?” If the answer is, “no,” keep preparing, or head another direction for the time being if you can (though not forever). Obviously, there are times when one must preach regardless of one’s personal passion for the subject. […]

4 Reasons to Keep Church Fun

When God led us to start New Vintage Church, we resolved to keep it fun. We wanted laughter to be commonplace. Our staff meetings are characterized by laughter–lots of it. We love to make fun of one another and be made fun of. We regularly enjoy watching/listening to comedy and tend to find what’s funny […]