Wednesday, September 26, 2012

10 Secrets Every Father Should Know

This past Saturday, I took Chloe on a Father/Daughter Campout. We had a great time together camping out under the stars… and rain! We also rode 4-wheelers, fished, played, and she had some friends from church there too. The hosting organization took an hour to speak just to dads and on the way out these "10 Secrets” were listed on a handout they provided us with. Here are 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know:

1.     You are the Most Important Man in Her Life
2.     She Needs a Hero
3.     You are Her First Love
4.     Teach Her Humility
5.     Protect Her, Defend Her
6.     Pragmatism and Grit: Two of Your Greatest Assets
7.     Be the Man You Want Her to Marry
8.    Teach Her Who God Is
9.     Teach Her to Fight
10. Keep Her Connected

Monday, September 24, 2012

3 Basic Hiring Requirements (a starting point)

A few years ago I published a post called, "The C's of Hiring Church Staff/Pastors." Today I had a conversation with a buddy of mine that reminded me of this post and he gave me chemistry in a new way, Charisma. Here is a review:

1. Chemistry – are they the type of person you want to spend time with
2. Character – are they the type of person you want to be like personally, in your marriage and family, walk with Christ
3. Competence – are they the type of person you want as your lead pastor in areas of service, theology, past work, maturation, church growt

There are many other requirements (personal walk with God, Call, Commitment, Communicator, etc.), but these 3 cannot be overlooked. Many thanks to Jacob for the talk.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Father/Daughter Campout 2012

Just like Coleman & I did in April, Chloe & I got to experience our first camping adventure together Saturday night. We attended a father/daughter campout hosted by WYLegacy. This group was founded by Bud Baab and has been creating opportunities for Fathers to intentionally connect with their children for over a decade. During the weekend we got to
Setup Camp
And Make Memories (this is as good of an action shot as my phone can take)!
It was a great overnight adventure and I hope we can do it again!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

P4CM Presents the Exegesis of Jesus

P4CM stands for Passion For Christ Ministries. Here was my introduction to this group:

Monday, September 3, 2012

The Real Church: Connected in Service

Sunday, September 2, I had the opportunity to preach the final sermon in our Series "The Real Church" called, Connected in Service. on Romans 12:1-8. The passage is about our response to Salvation. The main ideas focused on the Charge of Service, Challenge of Service, Context of Service, ending with a Call to Service. I love how the Word of God speaks to, challenges, and calls out to Christ Followers. You can listen to the sermon here.