Learning A Name And Finding A Follower

This past Saturday morning, as part of the clean up crew for our Room In The Inn ministry, I met someone who attends the church.It turns out that I had met him in passing before, but it had not registered.Anyway, I began a litany of questions for my new friend.How...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Memory Lane TV Shows

As I was born in 1961, I'm part of the first legitimate "TV Generation." So what are those shows that shaped my childhood and even today fill me with fondness as I traipse down memory lane?Here are the Top Five:1. Leave It To Beaver. Few things make me more nostalgic...

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The Polarities Of Pastoring

In the aftermath of a memorial service that we held last week, I began thinking about how different tasks in ministry require vastly different mindsets.On the one hand, as that memorial service suggests, we are with people in the most vulnerable times of their lives...

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A Role Model In Church

Last Saturday, as many of you know, we had our First Serve ministry in which the people of Good Shepherd fan out through the city of Charlotte to take part in projects that help under-resourced neighbors.For example, I took part in a foot washing and shoe outreach...

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Christmas Lights Launch

We climb ladders, armed with staple guns while risking life and limb, in order to put them on our houses.We loop them through the trees we put in our living rooms every December.We sit in nighttime traffic jams, hoping to catch a glimpse of them as they adorn the...

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First Serve Weekend

When First Serve coincides with the winter kick-off of Room In The Inn, our weekly ministry with neighbors who are homeless, you know there's a lot going on.We believe that people who have a living relationship with Jesus Christ serve in love, and so we provide...

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