Tag: ministry

  • Mental Health at Orange County Churches

    Mental Health at Orange County Churches

    If you don’t struggle with mental health, you probably know someone who does. About 20% of Americans experience mental health issues every year. It’s not the easiest thing to find safe churches that embraces all aspects of a Christian person’s life that affects their mental illness—spiritually, mentally, emotionally, medically, physically, relationally, psychologically. To serve the…

  • How many Chinese churches are in the USA?

    How many Chinese churches are in the USA?

    Statistics are useful for strategic planning for the future of churches and ministries, or any organization for that matter, even if they’re estimates. I had researched the number of Chinese churches in the United States and Canada 5 years ago in 2009 and they’re posted at: How many Asian American churches in the USA with sources footnoted.…

  • iMinistry 2014 is coming October 14-16

    The best (and the only) social media church conference for advanced practitioners is coming again this October 14-16, 2014. It’s the kind of place that Social Media Church podcast listeners would love to gather around in-person and in real-time. The website is coming soon. This is all I can say about that. // [update 6/20/2014] the…

  • How Money Muddles Ministry Motives

    I confess that I have an uneasy relationship with money. And having spent a decade of my life preparing for being a pastor, I’ve given these related topics more than the average Joe or Jane. (This blog post is more of a stream-of-conscience thinking-my-confusion-out-loud, so the ideas here may not be entirely coherent and should…

  • Who are the 3 Church Consultants on Reality TV?

    Seminaries are great at training for theology, and the theological foundation is absolutely essential. But there’s a whole business side of running a church, as many of us learn the hard way. That’s where church consultants come in—to lay the organizational foundation for a church. Just came across a new reality tv show “Church Rescue”…

  • Asian American pastors 10/29 lunch: Shared Power – Learning to Lead Well

    Asian American pastors 10/29 lunch: Shared Power – Learning to Lead Well

    [I won’t be able to make this event, but you and Asian American church leaders and pastors should. Limited space is running out!] Please join us for a FREE lunch and a panel discussion on “Shared Power-Learning to Lead Well.” We will discuss issues such as authority, abuses of power, and how to empower staff…

  • Pastor Rick Warren Returns for a New Season of Ministry

    Pastor Rick Warren returns to the pulpit at Saddleback Church after a 16-week sabbatical. He and wife Kay and family and extended family and church family and God’s family have shared an agonizing experience as we’re grieved together over the loss of his son during the week after Easter. I write this blog post on…

  • a 21st century high tech prison ministry

    Jesus said “… when I was in prison, you visited me.” I confess I’m missing out on a glimpse of Jesus since I have not yet ever visited someone a prison. By grace I don’t personally know anyone there, and of course that’s not the point. When it comes to following Christ, it means so…