This past Sunday my church family embarked on a new era in our church's history. This new era is intended to provide for a bright future of continued service to God and His Kingdom - and if Sunday is any indication, it is going to be an exciting adventure! And I want to say "thank … Continue reading Thank You, Alameda!
A Memorial Day prayer written by Austin Fleming... You who created us, who sustain us, who call us to live in peace, hear our prayer this day. Hear our prayer for all who have died, whose hearts and hopes are known to you alone ... Hear our prayer for those who put the welfare of … Continue reading A Memorial Day Prayer
This coming Sunday our congregation will start meeting in two worship services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Here are 12 things every Alameda member needs to know before Sunday... All doors will be open and classes will meet in their usual places. The only part of our building that will not be in use this … Continue reading Before Sunday…
As I've mentioned on this blog several times, the congregation I serve has undertaken an ambitious 5-year vision that is designed to focus our efforts on The Great Commission of Jesus and position us to make Jesus known to more people more effectively. While it's an exciting endeavor, it is also an exhausting one. One … Continue reading Music Friday
Leading change in any organization is difficult. It presents many challenges, obstacles, and complexities that have to be skillfully navigated. It also unearths a plethora of opinions from the people in the organization, including many that stand in opposition to the change that is being proposed. So, how do leaders make sense of all these … Continue reading How to Filter Opinions
In a series for Scot McKnight's blog, Todd Dildine examined several factors that have led to the decline of church membership in America. One of those factors is the hyper-individualism that has overtaken much of our society/culture: A shift has occurred. We have moved from a “we” culture to a “me” culture. Since the 1950s, … Continue reading How Hyper-Individualism is Killing the Church