Developing Virtual Ministry Models for Small Churches

An Unforgettable Day I’ll never forget Sunday, March 15, 2020. On this day, Cascade United Methodist Church, where I serve as the technology director, suspended its in-person services and weekly Continue Reading

Between Sword and Surrender: Finding New Narratives for Christian Belonging

Campus ministry ought to create a welcome, safe space for first-year students to begin their college journey, to celebrate their faith and their gifts, and to be and become their Continue Reading

Worship and Proclamation Post-Disaster and Pre-Recovery

When the storm has passed and the roads are tamed and we are the survivors of a collective shipwreck. ~Alexis Valdes BEFORE… A typical day contained scheduled appointments with people Continue Reading

The Importance of Story in Uncovering Values for Congregational Leadership

Introduction Throughout my career, I have attended countless continuing education events and read a dozen books on church leadership all with the same theme: congregations need a clear mission and Continue Reading