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Resources from the Leadership Summit

During the last two days, I’ve had the opportunity to attend the Global Leadership Summit. The actual Summit is taking place in Chicago, but my home church, Central Baptist Church of Sioux Falls, has the opportunity to serve as a satellite location. This year, we’ve had more than 420 leaders come to the Summit from …

The Wisdom of the Ages

Perhaps one of the greatest mistakes that people of my generation, including myself, make is that we fail to learn from the experiences of those that came before us. We believe that we can tackle just about any situation ourselves without any outside help or wisdom. As a result, we make the mistakes made by …

Can Anger Work for Good?

I’ve always struggled with the command in scripture that we should “be angry and do not sin” (Ephesians 4:26a).  The context of that passage is that the Apostle Paul is writing to the church in Ephesus, providing instructions for Christian living. He tells the church to start living a new life of honesty, forgiveness and …

Two New Church Websites: Trinity Lutheran and West Center Baptist

I’ve had the opportunity to work with Trinity Lutheran Church and West Center Baptist Church, both of Madison, SD, develop new web presences during the last several months.: Trinity Lutheran Church is an ELCA congregation. Their new website launched today. I had originally created them a website while I worked for Logic Lizard, a company …

Seminary – 20% and Loading

Most of my fellow students at Sioux Falls Seminary are there to get a Masters of Divinity degree so that they have the academic qualifications to become a pastor. There are also a few that are there to get counseling degrees, but not me. Eighteen months ago I was invited to take an informal class …

Is Podcasting the New Radio Ministry for Churches?

Many medium and large-sized church congregations (300+ members) have used the mediums of radio and television as a form of outreach ministry during the last half-century. By broadcasting the worship music and message of a Sunday morning service to the outside community, there’s the possibility that God will reach someone that might not ordinarily walk …

Building Church Websites: My Experience with Central Baptist Church

I’ve recently gone through the process of building out a new website for my home church, Central Baptist Church of Sioux Falls am now in the process of building new websites for my friends at West Center Baptist and Trinity Lutheran Church of Madison, SD. As I go through the design and development process with …