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Avoiding Quicksand in Ministry

I ran across a meme the other day that joked about how the poster assumed that, based on their childhood movies, quicksand would be a much bigger problem in their adult life. Seriously though, that stuff was everywhere in 80’s and 90’s movies. In churches, we have plenty of our own “quicksand” areas. These are areas in which people just seem to be moving forward only to drop off and completely disappear. This happens often in our generational ministries. Kids drop off in between kids’ and student ministries, between student ministry and college ministry, and between college ministry and young adult ministry. So how do we successfully guide people across these “quicksand” areas? Continue reading

Skillful Ministry

So I was working through my Bible reading the other day, and I came across the building of the tabernacle in Exodus. Let’s face it. It’s usually pretty boring. However, God gave me a little more insight this time. Ever heard of Bezalel? I have no idea how many times I skipped over his name in this tabernacle construction narrative. However, I kept coming across his name along with some key phrases.

You keep seeing the word “skillful” come up near him. Continue reading

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