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Let Your Volunteers Go

When I married Erin, one of our vows was, “Till death do us part.”  That’s great for your marriage, but bad for your volunteers. In ministry, we spend hours recruiting new volunteers, training those volunteers, and creating environments where those volunteers can use their spiritual gifts.  There’s a lot of time, energy, and resources poured into people.  The thought of …

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4 Things You NEED to Know about Volunteers

When I began pastoring my first church in 2011, I had very little experience in leading a church.  Actually, I had none. However, I was excited!  I was excited about being able to minister to people. I was excited about being able to preach God’s Word. I had dreams. Dreams of changing the world. Dreams of revival breaking out in …

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It’s Official!

It’s hard to believe that exactly one year ago on Memorial Day, Erin and I made our first trip to Georgetown, TX.  We didn’t know a single person until we met 

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Best Quotes from Church Planters

I recently had conversations with five church planters from four different states to gather as much wisdom as I could from their church planting experiences.  As a guy who is preparing to plant a church next year, I’m blessed to be able to learn and grow from those who are currently in the trenches.  I look up to these men, …

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Do You Know Your Church’s Business?

We don’t like to think of the church as a business because it’s not.  It’s a living organism.  A church is not the budget or the building.  It’s the people who make up the body of Christ. The church is not a business, but the church has a business. Do you know the business of your church?  I’m not asking …

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Prayer, Persistence, and Chocolate

Persistence. I could use a lesson from my 3 year old. When she asks for something (such as a chocolate bunny the size of her face), it’s normal for her to make her request known at least 42 times. “Daddy can I have a…Daddy can I have a…Daddy can I have a…” If you are a parent, you can relate. …

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4 People Who Will Destroy Your Marriage

Marriage is work.  If someone says it’s not, then they’ve probably never been married.  Marriages don’t fall apart overnight.  The slow fade begins when one or both sides make the decision to stop putting forth the work.  Marriage is like a flower that has to be nurtured in order to grow. Paul knew something about the intricacies of marriage. In …

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The Gap

I haven’t weighed in much on the current political environment. Don’t get me wrong I believe this year’s election is HUGE! (see what I did there)  But sometimes I think we put too much stock in what 1 man can do in 1 office.  Is there really a man (or woman) who can turn things around? 

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Never Give Up!

We ran into a dilemma the other day in the Comer household.  We had just finished a fabulous cuisine of sloppy joes, when we decided