Category: Shepherding

Mentoring

We all need mentors. With so many voices telling us what to do, it’s vitally important that we have godly, thoughtful, experienced people showing us what to do. Preparing for a life in ministry is demanding work—and I’m not just talking about your seminary… Continue Reading “Mentoring”

Covid and Aslan – C.S. Lewis Wisdom for our current time

Don’t leave the Lion of Judah out of your Covid calculus. He is the equation. He is the sum. He is moving; He has plans; He is arranging things for your good; He is preparing to come; He is using Covid for His purposes,… Continue Reading “Covid and Aslan – C.S. Lewis Wisdom for our current time”

Family Ministry: an Overview and Proposal

In response to increasing numbers of kids who grow up in church but walk away from their faith as young adults, many churches have begun to rethink how ministry to children and youth is done. This began in the mid ‘90s with just a… Continue Reading “Family Ministry: an Overview and Proposal”

5 Ways Through Covid-19

As we walk our churches through this unprecedented pandemic, there are five key lessons God is teaching us. Darin Anderson’s presentation is an excellent theological and biblical overview! This would be an excellent resource for adults or students! The link below has another video… Continue Reading “5 Ways Through Covid-19”

Crisis as Opportunity

History proves that crises provide opportunities for Christians to demonstrate what makes our worldview different. This article from the Gospel Coalition provides a helpful summary of ways the early church stepped up in the plagues of the third and fourth centuries that wiped out whole villages.… Continue Reading “Crisis as Opportunity”

Responding to COVID-19

This article from Christianity Today is very helpful in explaining why early response is critical to contain a virus like COVID-19. Excerpts here: Seventeen years ago, I was working for the World Health Organization (WHO) in Beijing when the SARS coronavirus epidemic broke out in… Continue Reading “Responding to COVID-19”

And He Sent a Wolf

By Pastor Kelly Larson (Bishop Creek Community Church, CA) All in all, it had been a pretty good run, at least as far as church ministry goes. My wife and I had been at Bishop Creek Community Church, in a beautiful area of central… Continue Reading “And He Sent a Wolf”

Feed the Sheep that Come

By Pastor Kelly Larson (Bishop Creek Community Church, CA) Serving a church in a geographically remote small town presents no small amount of challenges. Perhaps the most obvious challenge is the simple number of people available for any given church event. When my family… Continue Reading “Feed the Sheep that Come”