Sunday Morning Motivational Speaking?

In my occasional dark nights of the soul, I wonder:  “is what I’m doing anything other than some motivational speaking on a Sunday morning?” Seriously: do people come to Good Shepherd or to any church simply to have their ears tickled and the hearts touched?  To feel...

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Stop Hunger Now Event Rewind

Yesterday . . . 2500 people . . . On two campuses . . .   Packed this many meals now headed for Haiti . . .   Which means that overall we've packed ONE MILLION meals as a church.  A milestone I celebrated with a backhand gong bang.  

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Stop Hunger Now — Nov. 6 Radical Impact Project — FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions What Are We Doing? We are harnessing all our Sunday morning people and energy and campuses to prepare and package over 280,000 Meals Ready To Eat (MREs). Where Is All This Food Going To End Up? After we prepare and package the meals, Stop...

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A Mixed Emotions Kind Of Note

I received this poignant note on the back of a Connection Card this past Sunday.  The author is a guy who, along with his wife, has been driving over an hour each way to get to Good Shepherd on a Sunday morning. My family has been coming to this church for about 10...

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The “Priceless” Sermon Rewind

How to . . . Prepare a church to package 280, 000 meals on a Sunday morning? Launch a new initiative (with its own webpage!) called #Invite9000? Connect stewardship with evangelism? Include a terrific faith sharing testimony video from one of our guitar players? All...

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“Value Of A Soul,” Week 2 — Priceless

The song "Question" is typical Moody Blues:  overwrought, self-serious, and, in spite of itself, pretty good. In fact, as a teen it made a brief appearance in my "All Time Top Ten Songs" list (and yes, I still make those lists in my 50s).  Here it is:...

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Strategically Sweet. Or Sweetly Strategic.

On any given day, I’m called on to make a number of decisions. Usually, those decisions are strategic in nature: how best to align the staff, how most effectively to extend our influence, how to maximize the impact of our facilities. Sometimes I find those decisions...

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