Ministry Toolbox

This is the season of the year when many United Methodist pastors begin new assignments. I’ve only been through that kind of season twice — once in 1990 when I graduated from seminary and began serving Mt. Carmel & Midway Churches in Monroe and again in 1999 when...

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#TBT — Monroe (NC) Enquirer-Journal, July 24, 1994

While looking at an old picture album, I came across this article from the July 24, 1994 edition of the Monroe (NC) Enquirer-Journal.   So much to look on with some nostalgia from this piece . . . The Mt. Carmel sanctuary.  We used an overhead projector to...

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When Someone FINALLY Does What You Tell Them

For several years, I've been encouraging a preacher friend of mine to see the light, read Communicating For A Change, use the ME-WE-GOD-YOU-WE outline it describes, and preach a one-point sermon. But my friend is notoriously hard-headed and for years he resisted....

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Chiseled Launch — Masterpiece Theater

In 2017, we have had ... Creatures Of Habit The Path Of Most Resistance Finished Business Love Handles. I have felt good about each one, and your feedback throughout the year has only increased in appreciation. So just wait until we devote an entire series to calling...

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