This is not a post to pick apart events, how to run them, how to make them effective. No, this is a post about a shift that needs to take place. A shift in how we think about events, why and how we host them.
What separates the best communicators from the rest? Is it simply God-given talent? A spiritual gift of teaching or prophecy? Is it personality? Or is it something else?
It’s like Dan Grider has been in my head like something straight out of “Inception,” but was able to take the chaos of my mind and put order to it and create a book. And what follows are quotes and snippets from the book that jumped up and slapped me in the face, went back into the book, then came back up and slapped me in the face again.
What if I told you that God had an amazing adventure prepared for you? What if the adventure was way bigger than simply showing up at church next Sunday and serving in the nursery? What if it would require your total dependance on the Holy Spirit and would be the most rewarding and fruitful experience of your life? Would you be interested?
I want to invite you to join me on a 21-day Bible reading journey. Sometimes reading the Bible alone and touching on what I need is really good. Other times I think it's a unique thing to read along with others and to learn from them what God is doing in their lives also. Here are some of the details.
We have all had "high" moments and experiences in life. Times we were really looking forward to and projects we were working on. Those days or moments arrive and we are sky-high. Our emotions are running away with us. We are so pumped up and feel like we will never be the same again. But then the project is over, that moment in time is now in the past and things are back to the way they were. Where does that leave us? Usually, it leaves us in a wreck, crashing back down from an emotional high.
If you are reading this on Good Friday, you only have two more days to get ready. You know what I mean by ready. Ready for Easter. The Big Show! March Madness for the Church! (Side note: We need a bracket for preachers. I'm rolling with Matt Chandler to win it all.) Knowing that here are the TOP TWO things that I would invest my time doing with those precious hours and minutes.
Across the nation students walked out on their classes in a form of peaceful protest. They are tired of politicians doing little about their safety other than offering "thoughts and prayers."
For a while there I thought 2017 would never end. But wouldn't you know it, it's about to. We are mere days away from 2018 and with it the opportunity for a fresh start in every area of life. I was thinking back on 2017 and how blessed I am that so many of you have chosen to listen to my podcast and to be a part of this little community I call the Stan Rodda Podcast.
Another day. Another mass shooting. Here's my reflection on what happened this past Sunday in Sutherland Springs, Texas at a small Baptist church.
The reality is that we want a healthy culture, but sometimes we may not know exactly how to get there. Well here are five simple things I believe you can do to begin creating a healthy church or ministry culture.