Do The Fires Make Us Stronger… or Just More Brittle?

It felt like I was taking blow after blow in a fight I didn’t really want but didn’t feel it was one from which I could run. As I was struck across the face with a right hook, it turned my head so that I saw a few friends in the crowd that had gathered.Continue reading “Do The Fires Make Us Stronger… or Just More Brittle?”

Mimicking the Fruit: The Church Is Not an Entrepreneurial Endeavor

Those who grew up in a Christian context, know about the “fruit of the Spirit:” 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control….”  Galatians 5:22-23a The saving work of Christ should naturally result in a particular type of character: the character of Christ. It is not somethingContinue reading “Mimicking the Fruit: The Church Is Not an Entrepreneurial Endeavor”

“How Long Will We Grovel at the Feet of … Power?”

A lifetime ago, I was steeped in the Contemporary Christian Music world and followed closely the output of Michael W. Smith. Late in my following of him, he put out the Go West, Young Man album and the song How Long Will Be Too Long? One of the first lines in the song is: “TellContinue reading ““How Long Will We Grovel at the Feet of … Power?””

Christmas Gift from Concord

For Christmas this year, we are offering 5 coaching packages as a gift. The package includes the following 5 meetings: Pre-Coaching: Greet/Assessment Process Session 1: Assessment Debrief and Coaching Plan Session 2: Personal Story & Spiritual Life  Session 3: Cultural and Emotional Understanding Session 4: Key Ministry Skills Development Ministry coaching from Concord is not aboutContinue reading “Christmas Gift from Concord”