In these interesting times, New Vintage Church is pushing out some additional content to help us continue to grow in Christ. The first episode takes a format I’ve come to love, from the “Optimal,” family of podcasts. There is “Optimal Finance Daily,” “Optimal Business Daily,” etc. All they do isContinue Reading

Yesterday wasn’t an ordinary Sunday at New Vintage Church…and I love our “ordinary” Sundays. Yesterday, I postponed the sermon I’d prepared on Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego that I’ve wanted to preach for 15 years… and our church replaced it with a frank, fair (we hope), unscripted conversation from the stage onContinue Reading

stream of consciousness

Here are some things on my mind this Friday morning:

•I better be careful what I write because the government is reading this.
•Our church is involved in a remodel now. I used to be an agnostic when it came to church facilities, but was converted when I saw the difference such projects can make. Whether they do or not often depends on what kinds of improvements the church is making and whether they are well done or not.
•My observation is that exterior improvements to the front and entryways of the building and worship space will tend to make the biggest difference.
•Infrastructural changes–A/C overhauls, plumbing, etc.–are sometimes necessary but add nothing “felt” to the church’s life. Don’t overspend in these areas.