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The Best Thing for Your Ministry

Tweet Know what might be the best thing for your ministry right now? A new resource? A new program? A new book? A new curriculum? A new conference? A new idea? A new volunteer? A new senior pastor? :0) This may surprise you – but the best thing for your ministry right now may be […]

Have You Heard God Whisper?

Tweet A NOTE TO CHILDREN’S PASTORS: My guess is that you haven’t heard the forest break out into uproarious applause or the mountains burst into joyful song. If I were to pry, I’d be willing to guess that, for some of you, you go home unable to hear even the gentlest of whispers from God’s […]

2017 Yosemite Summit Report and Video

Tweet Even as I write this, I still can’t believe that I’m reporting on the 10th Anniversary of Yosemite Summit. When I first got the idea to do this sabbatical retreat for children’s pastors, it was a step of faith. While I hoped it could become an annual event, at that time, I didn’t even […]

WHY YOSEMITE?

Tweet The 9th annual Summit is now only one month away. It will probably seem like the longest month of the year as I anticipate my annual pilgrimage with God in Yosemite National Park with six other pastors for a time of re-creation, renewal, recharging, refocusing and restarting for the next season of life and […]

DROP EVERYTHING, for an entire week!

Tweet Have you ever secretly thought, “I wish I could just get away from it all… even for just one week?” The truth is you CAN. And, you ought to! It takes some self-discipline, but despite what you think, your ministry will survive a week without you, and it might just be the best thing […]

Yosemite Summit 2015 Prayer Poster

Tweet I would appreciate if you would join me in praying for the fellows who will be going to Yosemite Summit 2015. Maybe you’ve gone in the past, maybe you’re still praying about coming in the future. Be a part of this year by lifting us up in prayer before and during the Summit. Below […]