Green Gifts

Green Gifts

An artist painting a picture to be hung in the church sanctuary.A man giving half of his paycheck as an offering.The worship team leading the church in praise and worship.A family opening their home every week for their small group to meet. What do all these people...
Training Your Gifts

Training Your Gifts

I have a neighbor, Katy, who loves to run–and fast! My husband has seen her running by the house on multiple occasions and has looked to see if someone is chasing her; that’s how fast she runs. It’s not uncommon for Katy wake up early in the morning or go out for a...
Establishing a Ministry Description

Establishing a Ministry Description

Have you ever tried to bake a cake without a recipe? While cooking allows for some creative freedom–“a little bit of this, a little bit of that”–baking is a much more exact science. Add too much liquid, and your cake batter will be to wet. Don’t put in enough raising...
Growth Areas for Your Church

Growth Areas for Your Church

“If reflecting more of the color blue means becoming more like this or that charismatic church, we definitely aren’t interested. Sorry, but I’m not into all that ‘signs and wonders’ stuff.”   “We’ve had enough experiences with evangelical churches that stress the...
The Three-Color Church

The Three-Color Church

After our last blog, you hopefully have a better idea of what spiritual gifts you possess. However, knowing your area(s) of giftedness is only the first step; this knowledge is not an end in and of itself. Instead, this understanding reveals the tasks to which you...
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