November 29, 2013

Just Do It!

Working and serving in a ministry setting can be a twenty-four-seven gig, yet many of us take little time off to rest and recharge. The idea of Sabbath is often brought up when speaking about time away, but the importance of this cannot be understated. God laid out a plan of weekly work and rest for us to follow.

And by doing so, we create health in our lives, ministries, and marriages. Rest ultimately yields the fruit of our labor to God by allowing circumstances in our daily lives to proceed without us for a time. This is crucial in understanding our limits and placing our complete trust in God’s faithfulness.

So, when it comes to planning and then taking time away, DO IT!

- See more at: http://www.morethandodgeball.com/simply-insider/time-away-just-do-it/#sthash.jtsjhg14.dpuf

November 26, 2013

Sermon 11/24/13 - What Do Mormons Believe?

There are a lot of questions and confusion out there about what Mormons believe and what their Scriptures teach. Honestly, even many Mormons aren't straight on this issue. In this talk, we take a close look at what Mormon's look to as authoritative scriptures and what they teach about God, Jesus, Salvation, and the afterlife, all the while comparing it to what the Bible teaches about those same topics.


November 19, 2013

Sermon 11/17/2013 - Navigating Media

Should a relationship with Jesus impact our TV, music, movie and other media choices? If so, how?

November 15, 2013

6 Relational Tools



The idea of soul care often seems to have negative connotations attached to it, when really, every person and every marriage needs this kind of attention. Working on your marriage is a good thing, not a signal that something is seriously wrong.

We pastors can, at times, have a hard time admitting when things aren‘t going well and when our marriage is anything less than perfectly healthy. Many of us feel that we’re not supposed to share when things are hard or strained. We see this as a sign of weakness or failure, and we want to appear as if our personal lives fulfill the expectations laid out in 1 Timothy 3— to be above reproach, manage our families well, and have children who respect and obey us. The need to work on our marriages, through soul care or counseling, might mean other people will think we aren’t fit for ministry.

But this mind-set couldn’t be further from the truth!

- See more at: http://www.morethandodgeball.com/simply-insider/healthy-living-crucial-marriage-care/#sthash.AVSD9UJU.dpuf

November 1, 2013

What Your Spouse Can Teach You About Ministry

There are many different ways that we youth workers can grow. We can pursue higher education, read the newest youth ministry books, mentor under a more seasoned youth worker, or attend training events and conferences, like the awesome one Simply has coming up in March. But as many of us seek to grow, we often forget a key person who can aid our maturity and development: our spouse.

See more at: http://www.morethandodgeball.com/simply-insider/what-your-spouse-can-teach-you-about-ministry/#sthash.HjxWMESb.dpuf