Cowboys & Aliens: Coming to a Church Near You

Ryan NealLeadership, Ryan NealLeave a Comment

[gravatar email=”rneal@andersonuniversity.edu” size=”100″ title=”Ryan Neal” alt=”Ryan Neal” class=”user-picture” align=”right”]I am surrounded by cowboys. So are you. I see aliens. So can you. Well, I can’t guarantee that cowboys and aliens are in your midst, but I’d say the odds are pretty high. More specifically, I predict you have both cowboys and aliens involved in your ministry, at every level. Let … Read More

The Pastor’s Best Tool: The Church

Ryan NealMinistry Tools, Ryan Neal1 Comment

What does every pastor need? Surely dozens of answers might be offered. A nice facility? Or, perhaps, a growing community surrounding the church that would provide a field ripe for harvest might head the list. I suppose every pastor might desire an expanding budget to allow for additional staff or upgraded technology. Each of these is legitimate. But I think … Read More

The Maxim of the Mask

Kris BarnettKristopher Barnett, Ministry Tools1 Comment

The award for longest running and most unwatched mime act must belong to the stewards and stewardesses who pantomime safety directions before each airplane lifts off the tarmac.  Few pay attention to the rehearsed routine as these airline attendants display the proper procedure for buckling a safety harness, opening an exit, and inflating the life vest located under the seat.  (Am I … Read More