Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry

Some of the best days in my life are those while leading youth ministries.  I loved the highs and lows and constant passion that the younger generation displays. Open Life hired a youth pastor a few days ago and while getting him in the community and exposing him to...
Halloween

Halloween

One word that drives me nuts, alternative. Something about the way I read the Bible leads me to believe I should be living life to the full and not living an alternative to life. What brings this thought to the surface of my mind? Seems like every year we have...
What can the church learn from the Sounders?

What can the church learn from the Sounders?

Interesting how much we can learn from those who have found success in a different but similar market in our region.  I recently watched the below video about what has made the Sounders a successful brand.  While I was watching it I couldn’t help but think about...
Right Questions

Right Questions

I think the Lord is showing me something I have seen over and over, but missed for the last decade.  We are all in a group, but are we intentionally present?  Do we even realize we are in a group?  Do we understand our potential impact in the lives of those within the...
Getting ready for Kalimantan

Getting ready for Kalimantan

We leave Monday Morning at 7:30am our time and return Saturday in the afternoon.  I will be helping build, taking large quantity of video and photo and preaching Thursday night. Kalimantan historical Culture and Rainforest wealth on it’s 540.000 square...
Blog Posts from Indonesia

Blog Posts from Indonesia

Yay…I was finally able to log back into my blog.  It has been a bit moody with me trying to post from Indonesia. That said, you can see visually what we have been doing by checking out the following: Instagram Twitter Facbook (I have been uploading many many...
Indonesia Update

Indonesia Update

Nothing that exciting to report from the land of Indonesia.  The last few days have been consumed with in house ministry and planning.  Every week I lead staff meeting and am offering some systems coaching to get the team moving forward in some of the areas Open Life...

Update from Indonesia

Been a couple days…things have been crazy busy with ministry and fun. Sunday was great sharing at ICA East.  I preached the first in a 4 week series called Mindful.  There were so many people who expressed their appreciation of the talk and how it was perfect...

Post #3 from Indonesia

Driving at night, waiting, and ministry. The most exciting time of the day for me was doing ministry to a group of young people who are among the poor of the city.  They call the ministry “social” and the program is YDP (youth development program).  They...