Confirmation Dos and Don'ts

by John O. Gooch
Many pastors and congregations wonder how they can make the rite of confirmation more meaningful for both the youth being confirmed and the congregation. There is no magic… read more

6 Ways to Reinvent Confirmation

by Shane Raynor
Confirmation is a time when young people embrace being disciples of Jesus Christ. Churches that practice confirmation use it a rite of passage where youth essentially accept their … read more

Find Your Niche

by Martin Thielen
Before becoming a minister, I sold insurance for a major life insurance company. My first week on the job, my supervisor told me, “If you want to succeed in this business… read more

The Answer to Bad Religion is Not No Religion but Good Religion

by Martin Thielen
Way back in 1859, Charles Darwin startled the world by publishing his famous (many would say infamous) book, On the Origin of Species, which laid out his theory of evolution. You… read more

From Anonymity to Accountability

by Jessica Miller Kelley
listen to ‘California Chrome - the Triple Crown bid’ on Audioboo // Our mission in ministry is to make disciples of Jesus Christ, but “becoming a… read more

The Exclusive Claim of Jesus: The Scandal of Particularity

by Maxie D. Dunnam
One of the striking features of the Gospel of John is the way it depicts the ministry of Jesus. The other Gospels, for the most part, have far more stories than John. We read… read more
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