A mix of “march” and “dance.”

Lead from a Different Place by Lawrence Peers      “In a recent coaching conversation, I was impressed with how well a pastor had lined up his whole church year in advance. He had themes for each month laid out neatly in a liturgical calendar with sermon topics, scriptures, and … Read More

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Ask any child, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and there will be an instant answer from a source of love and joy. As age and choices increase, it becomes a challenge. As age and choices meet responsibilities and financial obligations, it’s a question no one … Read More

“BELLY UP” Can an old dog learn new tricks?

Welcome Guest Blogger ~ Becky Morlok    I’ve been a member of my church’s handbell choir for over 22 years. Accomplished in piano and organ, I confess I had never picked up a handbell when one of my colleagues persuaded me to join the newly formed Chancel Chimers at First … Read More

One step away from heaven

Four months ago I was on the phone with an acquaintance from Anderson, SC who told me that she used to work in a Oconee County school. She had no idea I was getting ready to leave my service as Pastor at the Fair Play Church (Oconee County as well). … Read More