One challenge to shortening a personal testimony is to get at this core question: What difference has Jesus made in your life? As I watched this video below, I was struck by the power of the cross. Real lives changed by a real Jesus. This is what Jesus does. Jesus transforms a life. Jesus gives […]
Imagine: You confidently answer a question about why you follow Jesus. Your friend asks you how you became a Christian and you give a clear story. You share the gospel story without being tongue-tied. I once met a church member who felt that evangelism was not doable because he felt he had no talent, no […]
Mothers Day can create awkwardness at church? How would you honor all mothers without that awkwardness?
It was Easter Sunday. We attended a traditional church in a mainline tradition. It was the traditional service, one of 3 main services on a Sunday morning. Full robes were worn by the hand bell team and the full choir. The pastor wore a suit and tie. We sang the awesome hymns of Easter accompanied […]
Several months ago, a church greeter kissed my wife. Other church greeters failed to make eye contact. We startled a church greeter by asking her a simple question “Where is the middle school Sunday school class meeting?” She didn’t know the answer and we created an awkward moment. As the hospitality ministry leader, it is […]
A church greeter I never met invaded my personal space. An apathetic church greeter gave me a bulletin while talking to a friend. A church greeter wore so much cologne that my eyes watered when standing in his presence.