I grew up in a pastor’s home and came to a fundamental knowledge of the gospel at a young age, but didn’t have a saving knowledge of the gospel until I was a teenager. We moved around quite a bit which led to surface level relationships at best. This sounds like a diss on my … Continue reading My Salvation Story
I love my job. I'm a pastor on staff at a church outside of Kansas City Missouri. Once a month we host newer attendees at an informal gathering which is a strategic part of our next steps process. It works well in connecting people that want to get involved at our church. Our pastors all sit … Continue reading How to Give a Better Dinner Speech
Pastor, writer, and communicator aficionado Andy Stanley has five questions that he asks himself while preparing a communication piece. He's most well known for his weekly teachings as the lead pastor at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta Georgia, but he is also extremely well known for his conference speaking, books and leadership podcast. It … Continue reading 5 questions to ask yourself before your next ‘Drop the Mic’ presentation
OK, I've heard a false statement over and over in reference to evangelism, that when someone rejects the gospel, "...they're not rejecting you. They're rejecting Jesus." There's one BIG problem with that. I believe that the people who say it are well-intentioned and that they're not bad people - they're just wrong. Philippians 3:17 "...that … Continue reading The Stones in the Shoes of the Gospel of Peace
My dad, Mike Holman, is a pastor in southern Indiana. He and my mom live in the parsonage on the church property and they have a neighbor named Ralph. Ralph wasn't a believer but he really liked talking to my dad. Dad isn't the pushy type or anything but had just befriended Ralph. They've sat … Continue reading My hero… and twin.
"Dear fellow churches, if you leave the guest book open right by the front door, there may be someone who feels like they need to sign in - that is, with a working pen." My wife and I were looking for a place to have a Christmas recital for her piano students and stumbled into … Continue reading 7 Tips for Churches Upping Their Hospitality Game