Why We Hate Change (& why that has to change) - Part 2

Why We Hate Change (& why that has to change) - Part 2


In a previous post I suggested two of the 5 Reasons We Hate Change In The Church.

In this post I’ll provide the three that remain in the hopes of preparing us for the inevitability of life (which changes all around us, all the time).

Just before we get in, though, I want you to understand the heart of this. As the leader of a church I’m hard wired to be discontent with the status quo. I can’t help it, it’s part of my DNA. I am always looking for how something can be done better, for ways that people can be challenged to grow and for ways in which the church can extend it’s influence for the Kingdom of God in it’s context.

I am of the firm conviction that God is not done with my church or with yours. I do believe, however, that the workers are few and that a lot of that is the fault of leadership. Ministry is hard work because it’s heart work. It’s challenging because it demands our devotion to the Lord and our personal discipline in pretty much every area of life. That’s daunting without a solid church family (which I’m blessed to have). Pastor’s need people on their team, and I’m hoping that this might help accomplish that in some way.

So . . . picking up from where we left off . . .

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A Primer on Change for the Church

A Primer on Change for the Church

“What is the difference between a living thing and a dead thing? In the medical world, a clinical definition of death is a body that does not change. Change is life. Stagnation is death. If you don't change, you die. It's that simple. It's that scary.”  ― Leonard Sweet

Anything that is healthy, anything that is living, anything that is productive… changes. Why? It can’t help it.

To be alive is to change. We don’t have to like it; in fact… we don’t like it, but the inevitability of change is something that everyone has to decide whether to embrace and engage in or to ignore, thereby fading into obscurity.

This could never be more practical and applicable than when discussing the church.

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A Christian's Guide to Social Media - Facebook (Part 2)

A Christian's Guide to Social Media - Facebook (Part 2)

Every 60 seconds on Facebook: 510 comments are posted, 293,000 statuses are updated, and 136,000 photos are uploaded. (Source: The Social Skinny) How many of those come from people who claim to love Jesus and how many of those actually honor Him? From my research… Christians need some help.

In part one of A Christian’s Guide to Social Media I offered 10 general rules for the Christian who wishes to use Facebook to make much of Jesus.

Here, in part two, I’d like to deal with the two biggest Facebook faux pas Christians make that often damage their testimony and run the risk of grieving God.

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A Christian's Guide to Social Media - Facebook (Part 1)

A Christian's Guide to Social Media - Facebook (Part 1)

Every 60 seconds on Facebook: 510 comments are posted, 293,000 statuses are updated, and 136,000 photos are uploaded. (Source: The Social Skinny) How many of those come from people who claim to love Jesus and how many of those actually honor Him? From my research… Christians need some help.

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A Christian's Guide to Social Media

A Christian's Guide to Social Media

Your social media presence matters a whole lot more than you are acting like it does!

It’s morning again—BLEH—and you roll out of bed to start the routine. For most this will include a cup of caffeine (coffee if you love Jesus), a disgruntled look at yourself in the mirror, breakfast food of some sort (I’d recommend pizza), a little morning devo time and the obligatory social media check-in.

After 2 or 3 minutes of perusing pictures, watching a funny video of a bulldog riding a skateboard and hitting the “share,” or “like” button, you contemplate your own digital representation for the day.

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