Cryptocurrency in the Church Collection Plate

By Tobin Perry, Syndicated from Christianity Today James Lawrence, who founded Engiven to help nonprofits and especially churches process crypto donations, thought that surely a some of the owners of Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin, Ethereum, Zcash, Tron, Polkadot, or the hundreds of other new and emerging cryptocurrencies would want to give a bit of it away. … Read more

“What’s true for me may not be true for you…” Really? Possibly?

By Michael Mooney, Exec. Elder   Upon hearing such a thing, it may seem like this is a good explanation for why people believe different things, and a great attitude to hold to enjoy peaceful interpersonal human relations. However, upon greater consideration this statement begins to reveal major inconsistencies.   For example, what if I … Read more

A Summary of Leadership Theories With a Christian Perspective

A Summary of Leadership Theories: Personal, Transactional, Transformational, and Servant Leadership By Michael Mooney, Exec. Elder Personalism   Emmanuel Mounier and Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) have become authoritative figures in the servant leadership philosophy of personalism. This ideology is summarized in its emphasis on the value of human relationships through five themes: 1) … Read more

God Knows Every Single Detail

God Knows Every Single Detail Psa 139:2-6; 17-18 I’m an open book to you; even from a distance, you know what I’m thinking. You know when I leave and when I get back; I’m never out of your sight. You know everything I’m going to say before I start the first sentence. I look behind … Read more

Top 10 Mistakes Pastors Make in Planting Churches

The National Association of Christian Ministers conducted a survey of ministers from a wide variety of backgrounds asking this question: What are the top 10 mistakes pastors make in church planting?  The responses were collected and reviewed by a smaller team of diversely selected ministers to chose the 10 responses that they thought were most … Read more

What if it Does Not Work?

By Michael Mooney, Exec. Elder   When it comes to church/ministry planning, there is always a very important perspective to consider:   What if God is or is not in it? Does success mean blessing? Does failure mean you did not choose the path of God’s will? How are success and failure correctly defined?   … Read more