10 Things I wish I knew when I was 20

1. Education is expensive but potentially a worthy investment if you know what you want in life. A lot of students stumble into universities and pick a degree based on limited knowledge and experience. Picking a degree like picking a tattoo design on a whim off the wall of a tattoo parlor sounds fun but … Continue reading 10 Things I wish I knew when I was 20

Tuesday Talks for Parents of Teens: “Stay Beautiful!”

Click anywhere in the image to watch the video. Parents, I did this talk for the parents of the teens I pastor at Abundant Life Church in Lee’s Summit Missouri. My hope is this talk helps you have a really great conversation with your teenager about their walk with Jesus! Just for fun... you may … Continue reading Tuesday Talks for Parents of Teens: “Stay Beautiful!”

Tuesday Talk for Parents

Having five kids, and also being a student pastor, has given me many experiences to share with others who are also raising families. Tuesdays Talks are for me to share with parents what I’ve observed, done well, and how I’ve blown it. This one is on the importance of having a mentor. Click the image … Continue reading Tuesday Talk for Parents

4 Reasons Why Churches Should Stop Doing the Helicopter Egg Drop

Eight years ago I was pastoring a small church in Ashland Ohio. The church was one year old and we had around 50 people at the time. We wanted to do something BIG for an Easter outreach so we dropped 10,000 eggs from a helicopter and we emptied our checking account to do it. It … Continue reading 4 Reasons Why Churches Should Stop Doing the Helicopter Egg Drop