Twenty Ways to Stay Positive in Ministry

In ministry you will have hard days, weeks, months, and even years. There will be times you will want to quit. Times when you feel like you’re not making a difference. Times of frustration, pain, and sadness. It’s inevitable. So, Continue Reading

Should You Cancel Christmas Eve Services?

If you look at current church trends, you’ll notice that Christmas has almost caught up with Easter as the best time to reach new people in your community. While that hasn’t been the case at my church, that’s what the Continue Reading

Should Church be Fun?

That’s the question we’re trying to answer today, and I’m honestly not sure. I certainly don’t think it should be boring, which is what a lot of churches are. But should it be fun? And is it wrong for church Continue Reading

Every Church Welcome Needs these Five Elements

Hi, welcome to the blog. My, that’s some weather we’ve been having, isn’t it? This is unfortunately how many churches welcome people to church. It doesn’t connect with people. It doesn’t communicate value, and it’s not even that welcoming. We Continue Reading

Seven Ways You Can Better Connect with Young Adults

You don’t have to visit too many small town churches to figure out they’re not doing a great job of reaching younger people. Oh sure, if you asked them, they would say they have a desire to see their kids Continue Reading

The Open Door Church Story

My wife Genny and I arrived at The Open Door Church on the last Sunday of January 2009. The church was a relatively new church plant at the time. The first public service was held June 17, 2007 so it Continue Reading
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