Welcoming Pastor Kara 

      From what I have learned and experienced over the years, churches either thrive or decline during an interim period.  Some congregations are able to maintain or even grow in wholeness, harmony, and unity.  Others become quarrelsome and divisive.  First Christian is definitely on the good side of …

Providing Closure

      During my workshop on how to be a better interim pastor, I learned that interims had two special functions: to provide closure for the previous pastor and to welcome the next pastor.  Since then, I’ve learned that interims also have another function-providing closure for their own interim ministry. You have been …

Getting Ready

When I was much younger, my parents played bridge once a month with three other couples.  They would take turns hosting the group.  When it was their turn to host, my mother usually assigned me the tasks of vacuuming the rugs and setting up the tables and chairs.  Everything had …

Events

The “Eclipse” is happening August 21.  To fully appreciate it, we need to start preparing soon.  The most important item we will need is some sort of viewing device.  Don’t forget that viewing the sun directly harms or destroys your vision.  Get what type of viewing device you want soon, …